• Age of Exploration Project


    Get ready to travel, students! You will be going back in time and immersing yourself in the Age of Exploration!

    In addition to participating in our Explorer's Simulation, reading the novel The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, and learning about the Age of Exploration in a variety of other ways, each student will "Adopt an Explorer" and research the following:


    1. Birth year and years of exploration


    2. Dates and locations of expeditions


    3. Goal(s) of the mission


    4. Sponsor (who/which country paid for the expedition)


    5. Accomplishments/discoveries



    Extra Credit:
    Provide students with "memorabilia" or artifacts for their Explorer’s Notebooks; this can be a picture, map, fake gold, spice, silk, anything that represents your explorer.

    Explorers to Study


    Henry Hudson:  David B

    Leif Eriksson:  Don D

    Prince Henry the Navigator: Sara D

    Vasco da Gama: Isabella D

    Amerigo Vespucci: Enzo E

    Francisco Pizarro: Holly F

    Samuel de Champlain: Atticus F

    Juan Ponce de Leon: Grant H

    Hernando Cortes: Ruby I

    Jacques Cartier: Myah K

    Marco Polo: Bradley L

    Bartholomeu Dias: David L

    Sir Francis Drake: Jason M

     Ferdinand Magellan: Violet M

    John Cabot: Caleb M

    Robert de la Salle: Quinn M

    Hernando de Soto: Anna R
    Francisco Coronado: Dash S
    Vasco Nunez de Balboa: Lola V
    Giovanni de Verrazzano: Lillie W