This set of 24 posters of Explorers to the Americas includes 8” by 10.5” posters of the following explorers who made important contributions to the exploration and ultimate settlement of North, South, and Central America:
Roald Amundsen, Vasco Nunez de 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, Meriwether Lewis & William Clark (one poster), Alexander Mackenzie, Ferdinand Magellan, Robert Peary & Matthew Henson (one poster), Francisco Pizarro, Juan Ponce de Leon, Pierre Radisson, Walter Raleigh, George Vancouver, and Giovanni da Verrazano.
The men chosen for this set represent the exploring nations, geographic areas explored in the Americas, and different time periods of exploration. There are two versions of the posters for Lewis & Clark and Peary & Henson, giving you a choice of which layout you prefer.
The posters reproduce well - I took a couple of them to Staples and had them digitally printed and they turned out extremely well. I had them printed on both heavier stock paper and regular computer paper, and both methods worked well. Four outline colours are used and each poster is unique as I varied the inside borders.
If you do not have access to colour printing, or it is cost prohibitive, the posters also print out well in grayscale and could be mounted on coloured paper to be displayed.
I have also included a student template for each explorer so that you can have your students create their own posters. An example can be seen in the thumbnails and the preview file. All the images I used are available online - in fact, there are more images for students to choose from as I only used images available through wikicommons.org (all in the public domain).
This product is part of two bundles, one of 3 resources and one of 6 resources. They may be seen here:
Bundle of 3 Resources
Explorers to the Americas Bundle of 6 Items