The Explorers
Research Sites Games and Activities

Zoom Explorers A to Z From Enchanted Learning. Great info, well organized by period, with lots of basic facts.

Interactive Explorers Book for Kids Short concise explorer details linked by country flag then explorer.

Famous Explorer Biographies from Kid Info

Explorer Research Page

English Explorers | French Explorers

Conquistadors - Learn about the Spanish explorers in the New World and the legacy of their contact with Native Americans.

Cybersleuth Kids - Explorers on the web. Lots of pop up advisements, be sure to "X" out of ads.

A Treasure Trove of North American Exploration (bio's)

Explorers Theme Page hot list of explorer web resources

French Explorers Biographies

Lewis & Clark, Home Page (PBS) , Interactive Trail Map, To Equip and Expedition

Neil Armstrong| Jacques Cousteau | Sir Walter Raleigh, 2, and 3 |
Shackleton 1, 2, 3 | Vespucci 1, 2, 3 | Leif Eriksson 1, 2, 3 | Balboa 1, 2, 3 |

Mrs. Mitchell's Virtual School Explorers - Many many links to explorers and other explorer research sites.

Navigation Tools

Tools sailors used to find out where they were!


Timeline of the Age of Exploration good timeline up to 1542

Explorer Timeline

Explorer Timeline Student project using Kid Pix

Games & Activities

Early Explorer Matching/Concentration Game
Explorer Trivia Quiz
European Explorers and Vocabulary
Explorer Games
Explorer Word Search
Explorers of North America Matching/Concentration Game

Kathleen Martell, Instructional Technology Specialist
Needham Public Schools, Needham, MA
Updated January 2014