This can be a teacher led unit, student led unit, or a little of both. The unit is introduced as a "Top Secret Mission" that captures the attention of any age students. It involves students to research, to write, and utilization of world map skills to fully learn about 6 of the early European Explorers. This can be a two week or more unit that corresponds with Social Studies 4th grade Georgia Performance Standards, but can also be adapted with any standards. There is also a Teacher Resource addition at the end with two different type tests and labels to make actual packets.