The golden age of European Exploration featured some pretty exciting and interesting people and experiences. (I mean, come on – getting eaten by natives has to be a wild adventure, right?) If you are studying this period of time, hopefully this printable will help make the learning fun.
This printable includes 12 explorers:
Vasco Da Gama
Sir Francis Drake
Juan Ponce do Leon
Hernando de Soto
Giovanni da Verrazzano
I designed them with the intention of them to be cut out and glued under the explorer’s name into an interactive notebook, then folded up along the solid line under the explorer’s name. Underneath this flap, you glue the map – where your students can draw the travel routes of the explorer. On the front flap, they can write why that explorer is famous.
However, you can simply just use each page as a single worksheet as you learn about the explorers if you would prefer.