This resource includes graphic organizers of 24 explorers who made important contributions to the exploration of North America, Central America, and South America. They include:
Roald Amundsen, Balboa, Daniel Boone, John Cabot, Jacques Cartier, Samuel de Champlain, Christopher Columbus, Hernan Cortes, James Cook, Francis Drake, Leif Ericson, Martin Frobisher, Henry Hudson, Sieur de La Salle, Lewis and Clark, Alexander Mackenzie, Ferdinand Magellan, Robert Peary and Matthew Henson, Francisco Pizarro, Juan Ponce de Leon, Walter Raleigh, Pierre Radisson, George Vancouver, and Giovanni da Verrazano.
Each explorer has a graphic organizer for students to complete with simple biographical facts, the explorer’s accomplishments, and what we can find today at the sites or area of exploration. Students are also provided space on each sheet to draw a map of the explorer’s route(s).
This resource is designed so that it is flexible for the classroom teacher to use: it can be used as an introductory activity, a review and summative activity, or as a part of individual project or a classroom display. It will help the student organize information on various explorers. It is also designed so that teachers do not have to use all of the organizers and can use them in any order.
I have included four pages of an answer key with some information on each explorer so that the teacher can check it against student work. Not all data on each explorer is included of course, but enough to serve as a guideline.
There is also a blank template so that teachers or students can make a sheet for other explorers (these are not editable however so information would have to be filled in by hand or by cut and paste).
This item is part of a bundled set of 3 Explorers to the Americas products with the three resources sold at a discounted price:
Bundle of 3 Resources
It is also part of a larger mega bundle of 6 resources: Explorers to the Americas Bundle of 6 Items
The individual components of the mega bundle can be seen here:
Explorers to the Americas Task Cards and Quiz Cards
Explorers to the Americas Poster Set
Choice Board Tic Tac Toe 9 Activities
Christopher Columbus Has the Santa Maria Been Found
Explorer Henry Hudson Texts and Activities