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Showing Grade 5, Unit 2, Age of Exploration
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Captain James Cook - "The Greatest Ocean's Greatest Explorer"

http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/7557/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Pictures and primary quotes galore add to this attractive site about the life and discoveries fo Captain James Cook. Standards 4.2.2 and 5.2.2

Comments: Break the reading into small chunks if needed.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 592

Columbus - Primary Sources

http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/D/1400-1500/columbus/brf94.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here are two primary source documents from Columbus. One is a letter and the other excerpts from his journal. Standards 5.2.1 and 7.11.2

Comments: A great resource from the Medieval Sourcebook. A bit hard to read for some students.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 761

Discoverers Web

http://www.win.tue.nl/cs/fm/engels/discovery/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site houses a huge amount of information about exploration. Students can access information about explorers, areas that were explored or discovered, cartographic sites, and much much more! Standards 4.2.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.2.3, and 7.11.1

Comments: This site is an index of a multitude of exploration web sites, making it an ideal place for students to begin to research.

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 949

Francisco Vazquez de Coronado

http://www.desertusa.com/colorado/explorriver/du_explorrv.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The most famous journey ever made in search of treasures in the New World was led by the Spanish Conquistador Francisco Vazquez de Coronado. Seeking the fabled Seven Golden Cities of Cibola, his expedition of 1,400 men and 1,500 animals found only traditional Indian villages and not gold. His expedition did establish Spain's later claim to the entire Southwest. Standard 5.2.1, 5.4.5, and 7.11.1

Comments: This is part of the award winning Desert USA site.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1290

IMA Hero: Christopher Columbus

http://www.imahero.com/herohistory/christopher_herohistory.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is a website about the explorer Christopher Columbus, portrqaying him as a hero. This site contains a brief biography, a timeline, a bookstore, photos, and URL links. Standards 2.5 and 5.2.1

Comments: Some readers will hold a different view of Columbus but the information at this site is an important perspective to understand.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1674

16th and 17th Century Maps of the New World

http://www.libs.uga.edu/darchive/hargrett/maps/neworld.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: Here are seven rare maps used by Europens has they explored the New World. They are part of the online map collection at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Georgia. It is sobering to realize how little people knew of the area as they were sending people and ships to America. Standards 5.2.1, and 7.11.1

Comments: In order to print you will need to reduce the size in the printer page set up.

Resource Type: Maps.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 8

Age of Exploration Vocabulary

http://www.mariner.org/educationalad/ageofex/vocab.php

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This is an extensive list of vcabulary words dealing with exploration. It will be especially useful to English learners. Standards 4.2.2.and 5.2.1

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 123

Amerigo Vespucci

http://www.studyworld.com/Amerigo_Vespucci.htm

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This easy-to-read site tells about the ships on which Vespucci sailed, the cities he visited, and some facts about his life. It also has a brief article comparing Columbus and Vespuccia dn how America got its name. Standard 5.2.3 and 7.11.3

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 210

Early Navigation Methods

http://www.mariner.org/educationalad/ageofex/navmethods.php

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: Here is brief text and black-and-white pictures of early navigation equipment It is part of the Age of Exploration Curriculum of the Mariner's Museum. Standard 4.2.2 and 5.2.1

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1016

Instructions for the Virginia Colony, 1606

http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/D/1601-1650/virginia/instru.htm

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: Here is a primary source from the early 1600's giving instructions for settling the New World by means of jointstock companies. Standards 5.4.3 and 5.4.5

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1736

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