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Learn about famous explorers and their discoveries.  Explorers include Columbus, Magellan, and others.

Explorers Worksheets

Research Project

Research a famous explorer from history.  Write about his important journeys, his crew, and transportation.
3rd through 5th Grades
Common Core
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Christopher Columbus

Create a Chris Columbus with arms and legs that move!  Cut out the arms, legs, and body, and attach with brass paper fasteners.
This worksheet has a table with information about the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. Use the information in the table to answer the questions.
2nd through 4th Grades
Create an illustrated mini-book with a story about Columbus' journey to the New World.
2nd and 3rd Grades

Ferdinand Magellan

Learn about Magellan's westward journey to the Far East.
5th Grade
Use the map of Magellan's journey to answer the questions.
3rd through 5th Grades
Cut out and assemble the cipher wheel. Then use it to decode facts about Ferdinand Magellan. (We recommend printing the cipher wheel on heavy card stock.)
3rd through 6th Grades


This crossword includes clues to help students complete the puzzle using the names of explorers, places, and other terms having to do with the Age of Exploration.
5th through 8th Grades

Henry Hudson

Learn about Hudson's attempts to search for a northern passage to Asia.
5th Grade
Use the map of Henry Hudson's journey to answer the questions.
3rd and 4th Grades
Cut out and assemble a cipher disk. Use it to decode several interesting facts about Henry Hudson. (We recommend you print the wheel on thick card stock paper.)
3rd through 6th Grades

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Explorers Worksheets - Ferdinand Magellan

Explorers Worksheets - Henry Hudson

Explorers Worksheets - Report

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