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Age of Exploration - The Mariner's Museum
Brief biography of many explorers. 


Specific Explorers


Vasco de Balboa
The Explorers: Spanish Exploration
Brief video clip summarizing the relationship of early Spanish explorers.
Jacques Cartier
Empire of the Bay: Jacques Cartier
Explorers and businessmen of the Hudson Bay Company
Online Exhibit of the Virtual Museum of New France: Canadian Museum of Civilization
Paintings and maps depicting Cartier’s exploration of Canada.
Christopher Columbus
Did the Chinese Beat Christopher Columbus to America?
What do you think? Who reached America first? Great picture file.
Video Clips of Columbus’ Voyages
Summary of Columbus’s expedition to search for spices.
Francisco Coronado
Coronado National Memorial
National park commemorating Coronado’s explorations
Francisco Vasquez De Coronado
Brief summary and map of Coronado’s exploration in the United States.
PBS: The West - Francisco Coronado
Information from a PBS Documentary that contrasted the gain versus the human price of discovery and exploration.

Hernado Cortez(s)
The Conquistidors: Hernando Cortes
The quest for gold and land that created the modern world.
Hernando Cortez
Brief summary of Cortez’s colonization of the New World.
Bartolomeu Dias
Age of Exploration: World in 1400
Brief video clip of geography and the early explorers
Vasco da Gama
Exploring the World: Vasco da Gama
Brief video clip summarizing da Gama’s voyage to Asia.
Henry Hudson
Empire of the Bay: Henry Hudson
Explorers and businessmen of the Hudson Bay Company
Henry Hudson
Brief summary of Hudson’s exploration of North America.
The Life and Voyages of Henry Hudson
Extensive biography of Henry Hudson.
Ferdinand Magellan
Age of Exploration: Voyage around the World
Brief video clip summarizing Magellan’s voyage around the world.
Ferdinand Magellan: The First to Go around the World?
Q’s and A’s about Magellan’s travels.
Francisco Pizarro
The Conquistidors: Francisco Pizarro
The quest for gold and land that created the modern gold.
The Explorers: Conquest of the Incas
Brief video clip summarizing Pizarro and the Conquistadors conquest of the Incas.
Pizarro and the Incas
Brief overview of the demise of the Inca civilization.
Juan Ponce de Leon
Ponce de Leon: Florida’s First Spanish Explorer
Brief biography written for students.
Hernando de Soto
Hernando de Soto
Brief summary of de Soto’s exploration of the United States.
Hernando de Soto Arrives and Explores Florida
Brief summary written for kids.
Hernando de Soto Trails Through North America
Extensive research on the travels of de Soto in the southern United States. Includes many illustrations and maps.
Amerigo Vespucci
The Age of Discovery: The New World
Brief video clip summarizing the exploration of the New World.