Ready to go PAPERLESS?
Looking for a way for your students to discover facts about some of the major names of European Explorers? Here is a way your students can discover these historic figures that allows them to find out some basic facts, but also allows them to identify what they think is important about each person. Each trading card has the same format and allows students to gather a very brief snapshot of who these people were and what they did that contributed to the history of European Exploration. Decide how many you'd like students to do and make a mini-research project out of it. Kids really enjoy this format!
Students will need access to Google Slides and if you use Google Classroom you can make a copy for each student and they can type directly in the file. No more copy machines!!
Also available as a paper version
32 Famous European Explorers: Paper Version
For each person students will identify the following:
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Cause of Death
The historic figures for this activity are:
1. Sir Francis Drake
2. Sir Walter Raleigh
3. Marco Polo
4. Ferdinand Magellan
5. Christopher Columbus
6. Francisco Pizzaro
7. Amerigo Vespucci
8. Vasco Nunez de Balboa
9. Vasco de Gama
10. Leif Erikson
11. Juan Ponce de Leon
12. Sir Richard Grenville
13. Sir John Hawkins
14. Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
15. Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
16. Hernando de Soto
17. Sir Richard Hawkins
18. Hernando Cortés
19. Bartolomeu Dias
20. Pedro Álvares Cabral
21. Giovanni da Verrazzano
22. John Cabot
23. Martin Forbisher
24. Jacques Cartier
25. Henry Hudson
26. Jacques Marquette
27. Samuel de Champlain
28. Henry the Navigator
29. Pánfilo de Narváez
30. Sir Humphrey Gilbert
31. Martin Alonzo Pinzon
32. Vicente Yáñez Pinzón
This has worked well for my students so I hope yours find the same success!
Check out the paper version
of some of my other History Trading Cards:
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32 Famous Reformers from the Progressive Era (1890-1920): Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous Scientists in History: Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous Women in American History: Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous Figures from World War II: Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous Figures from the Industrial Revolution: Trading Cards to Complete
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