In this Webquest, students learn about ten of the world's major explorers. The explorers included in this Webquest are: Jacques Cartier, Christopher Columbus, Hernando Cortés, Bartolomeu Dias, Francis Drake, Vasco da Gama, Zheng He, Ferdinand Magellan, Francisco Pizarro, and Prince Henry the Navigator.
Students completed guided research about each of the explorers by using resources linked to a Google Site. On the site there is a page dedicated to each of the explorers. Linked resources include articles, maps of voyages, and videos. All of the included resources are educationally reliable sources.
After students complete their research they reflect on their newly acquired knowledge through a reflection prompt that requires them to take a stance and defend their stance with specific supporting evidence.
Three files are included in the zip file: Explorers Comparison Chart (which includes the link to the Google Site), Explorers Reflection Prompt, and Explorers Reflection Rubric.