Explorers

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

Most of the worksheets on this page align with the Common Core Standards. To see CCSS connections, simply click the common core icon Common Core.

Research Project
Research a famous explorer from history.  Write about his important journeys, his crew, and transportation.
3rd through 5th Grades
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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.
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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
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Create an illustrated mini-book with a story about Columbus' journey to the New World.
2nd and 3rd Grades
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Ferdinand Magellan
Learn about Magellan's westward journey to the Far East.
5th Grade
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Use the map of Magellan's journey to answer the questions.
3rd and 4th Grades
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Henry Hudson
Learn about Hudson's attempts to search for a northern passage to Asia.
5th Grade
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Use the map of Henry Hudson's journey to answer the questions.
3rd and 4th Grades
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