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Mayflower Compact, November 1620

http://members.aol.com/calebj/compact.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This is the Mayflower Compact document showing the text, the people who signed it, and a stamp. It is in the old English but modern type. Standards 5.2.2, 5.4.2, 5.4.7, 8.2.1, and 11.1.1

Resource Type: True.

Resource ID: 2129

Privileges and Prerogatives Granted by Their Catholic Majesties to Christopher Columbus :

http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/colum.htm

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: Here are the promises made by Ferdinand and Isabella to Christopher Columbus in the event that he conquered land in the New World for Spain. Standards 5.2.2 and 7.11.3

Comments: This is difficult reading for young students but contains valuable insights into the reasons behind the risks taken by explorers.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2527

Richard Hakluyt, Discourse of Western Planting, 1584

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/hns/garden/hakluyt.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This is a plea to Queen Elizabeth I of England (in 1584) for the exploration and settlement of the American continent. Note that the many reasons given include both economic and religious. Standards 5.2.2, 7.9.6 and 7.11.2

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2638

Samuel de Champlain, Voyages - 1604

http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/D/1601-1650/champlain/voyag.htm

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: Champlain's writing stresses the importance of establishing colonies in the New World. Standard 5.2.1

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2693

Vitus Bering

http://www.allthingsarctic.com/exploration/bering.aspx

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: Vitus Bering was one of the world's famous explorers. In 1728, Bering discovered that Asia and America are two separate continents, and in 1741 he was the first one to map the west coast of Alaska. As Columbus tied together the world to the west, Bering tied it together to the east. Standards 4.2.2 , 5.2.1, and 7.11.1

Comments: Text and maps are from the Horsens Museum.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3384

What Is the Legacy of 1492?

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/historyonline/con_columbus.cfm

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This is a one-page essay by the Gilder Lehrman Institute on American History about the impact of Columbus' voyages. It brings up important topics demonstrating major changes in both American and European life, health, and thought. Standards 5.2 and 7.11.2

Comments: Fifth grade students may need help with the text.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3448

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