Explorers: Passages: Hudson, Cartier, Cabot, Balboa, Ponce de Leon, Columbus

Grade Levels
Resource Types
Product Rating
File Type
Compressed Zip File
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.
How to unzip files.
10.41 MB   |   24 pages


Explorers: Are you studying explorers? More specifically, are you learning about European Explorers? If so this BUNDLED Pack of reading comprehension passages is perfect for you- These were designed for for INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS **scroll down to read about the full page format**

......are you studying European Explorers? Do you love interactive notebooks? If so, then this BUNDLED set of 6 passages, each with a flippable interactive notebook activity, is perfect for you.


UPDATE: I now offer this in my MEGA SS bundle

Terms of use for my products: CLICK HERE


Why do I think you will love my passages? I work very hard to research the information. I try to include a lot of info. and not leave gaps in history like some textbooks do. I try to write passages on one topic, so that it is easier for upper elementary to digest. I have been told I have a writing style that makes the topics easy to learn. I have taught the information for twenty years, PLUS... a bonus is that I confer with my husband who has taught US History for nearly twenty five years and has a Master's degree in US History. I can assure you that we make a great team when it comes to US History!


✱Are you a 4th grade teacher in Georgia? If so, you have hit the jackpot. These are the 6 explorers taught in the state curriculum.

Plus, I have passages for all 6 of the Native American Tribes studied that can be found if you CLICK HERE.

Even if you are not a teacher in Georgia though, they will work perfectly, as they are non-fiction and don’t include anything specific to the state of Georgia.

These passages are great for introducing the explorers. Also, you could use as an activity later in the year before state testing time.


There is a passage for each of the following explorers:

•Henry Hudson - English Explorer
•Jacques Cartier - French Explorer
•John Cabot - English Explorer
•Vasco Nunez de Balboa - Spanish Explorer
•Juan Ponce de Leon - Spanish Explorer
•Christopher Columbus - Spanish Explorer

The explorers passages cover each of these topics:

•Important Dates
•Sponsored Country
•Obstacles Faced
•Purpose for exploring
•Many more interesting facts!!


The passages are copied as a booklet style, meaning you will print on the front and back of one page. Students will then fold the one page booklet, so that there is a cute cover. When they open it up, they find the passage on the inside. It will glue perfectly inside their notebook.

Once the passage is glued in their notebook, they can glue the flippable beside it, and then fill in information about each category.


Would you rather have these as full page passages and not for interactive notebooks?

I have these same passages in two different formats.This particular pack on this page has passages formatted for interactive notebooks, but I also offer them as full page passages that come with a crossword puzzle each passage.

If you are interested in reading about the full page passages CLICK HERE.

The activities are different. The single full page passages have a comprehension crossword, and the interactive notebook passages have a flippable.


Please... if you ever notice anything in my passages that needs to be corrected, such as factual information, please send me a message before you rate the product. I do my best to research thoroughly and provide historical facts. I can look back over and have a new copy uploaded fairly quickly.

Also, if you notice typos or anything else, that is appreciated too. Even with several sets of eyes looking over my work, at times a word can be missed. Thanks so much ahead of time.


I appreciate each and every person that supports my love of creating fun activities.


More Passages:


American Revolution: CLICK HERE

European Explorers: CLICK HERE

Native Americans: CLICK HERE

United States Land Features: CLICK HERE
Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration

Average Ratings

Overall Quality:
91 ratings
Please log in to post a question.
Digital Download
List Price: $9.00
You Save: $1.75
User Rating: 4.0/4.0
Digital Download
List Price: $9.00
You Save: $1.75
Explorers: Passages: Hudson, Cartier, Cabot, Balboa, Ponce
Explorers: Passages: Hudson, Cartier, Cabot, Balboa, Ponce
Explorers: Passages: Hudson, Cartier, Cabot, Balboa, Ponce
Explorers: Passages: Hudson, Cartier, Cabot, Balboa, Ponce
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign up