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Explorers Maps, Activities, Biographies and More for Kids

Explorers

 
Explorers Home
Explorers Profiles
Pirates
Legends, Myths and Magical Places
Age of Exploration
Marco Polo and the Silk Road
Lewis and Clark
Explorer Route Maps
Printable Activities
Online Activities
Explorers Interactive

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Explorer Profiles

This section offers extensive biographical information on 22 world-changing explorers and their explorations. You can filter by Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, or American explorers. More will be added soon.

   
Blackbeard

Pirates

This section features an interactive maps of the locations and haunts of both the Pirates of the Caribbean and the Barbary Pirates of the Ottoman Empire. Learn about famous (or infamous) pirates, pirate vocabulary, modern-day pirates, play pirate-themed games!

   

Legends, Myths, Magical Places

This section features the essence of the Age of Exploration. Learn about magical destinations such as the Fountain of Youth or Seven Cities of Cibola. Learn about some of the strange obstacles faced by explorers such as fear of sea monsters (like the Kraken or Sea Bishop) and about horrible diseases such as Scurvy that plagued explorers. Do you know what St. Elmo’s Fire is? Learn in this section.

   

Age of Exploration

This section contains a comprehensive summary of the Age of Exploration from the 1400s through the American Revolution.

   

Lewis and Clark

This section contains an interactive map that chronicles the epic journey of Lewis and Clark through the Louisiana wilderness all the way to the Pacific Ocean. This section also contains biographies of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and Sacagawea, as well as interactive and printable activities.

   
Marco Polo and the Silk Road

Marco Polo and the Silk Road

This section includes a comprehensive narrative of the grand journey that served to kick off the Age of Exploration: Marco Polo’s journey to China. Do you know what inventions that Marco Polo observed in China well before they were even conceived of in Europe? Click here to find out.

   
Marco Polo and the Silk Road

Explorers Printables

This section includes dozens of printable worksheets that foster creativity, role-play, critical thinking, creative writing, reading comprehension, and much more.

   
American Revolution Activities

Explorers Online Activities

This section features numerous interactive activities for kids in grades 4 and up including reading comprehension exercises, cloze reading contextual vocabulary exercises, containers classification exercises, word searches, sentence surgeons, interactive scavenger hunts and much more.

   
Marco Polo and the Silk Road

Explorer Route Maps

Need Explorer route map printables? Search no farther. This section contains seven maps that trace the routes of Columbus, Ponce de Leon, Ferdinand Magellan, and several others.

   
Marco Polo and the Silk Road

Explorers Interactive

This is a flash-based interactive exhibit which contains abridged information about many of the topics and explorers covered.