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Columbus Landfall Homepage: Just Where Did Columbus First See the New World?

http://www.columbusnavigation.com/cclandfl.shtml

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site has primary source documents and maps about Columbus' first American voyage. Standard 7.11.1

Comments: Site was developed by Keith Pickering a computer analyst who has been researching and writing about Columbus since 1991.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 762

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

Documents of Taino History and Culture

http://www.hartford-hwp.com/Taino/docs/docs.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Take a look at the Columbus voyage to America from another perspective. Here the Taino Indians, the indigenous people of the Carribean islands where Columbus landed, provide background on their history, culture and beliefs. Standards 5.2.1, 5.3.2, and 7.11.2

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 974

Florida's Underwater Archaeological Preserves

http://www.flheritage.com/bar/uap/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site provides an overview of six shipwreck sites that may be visited with a "take only photos and leave only bubbles" attitude. Standard 7.11.3

Comments: Two links apply to Spanish shipwrecks, the Urca de Lima and the San Pedro.

Resource Type: True.

Resource ID: 1263

Gleaning Treasure from the Silver Bank

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/media/ngm/9607/0028.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: National Geographic goes on location to oversee the excavation of the Spanish Galleon off the north shore of the Dominican Republic. A team of salvagers carefully probe the fragile coral reef called Silver Bank. They use metal detectors to locate treasures spilled from a Spanish galleon that sank in 1641. Standard 7.11.3

Resource Type: True.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1386

Hall of Explorers

http://virtualology.com/virtualmuseumofhistory/hallofexplorers/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here are portraits and biographies of more than 50 world explorers or supporters of exploration, most from the Age of Exploration. Some of the bographies are very short. Standard 7.11.1

Comments: This site is by Virtualology.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1479

History of Cartography Project

http://www.geography.wisc.edu/histcart/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The History of Cartography Project is a research, editorial, and publishing venture drawing international attention to the history of maps and mapping. By considering previously ignored aspects of cartographic history, the Project encourages a broader view of maps that has significantly influenced other fields of study. Standard 7.11.1

Comments: National Geog Standard # 17.Understands how geography is used to interpret the past

Resource Type: Maps.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1576

Life and Times of Henry Hudson, Explorer and Adventurer

http://www.ianchadwick.com/hudson/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Hudson today is mostly known for a few place names in the atlas which indicate where he travelled. But his voyage of 1607 cast him in the role of the father of the whaling industry in the 17th century. Standard 7.11.2

Resource Type: True.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1975

Spanish Anchor in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

http://ezinfo.ucs.indiana.edu/~cbeeker/sahome.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is Indiana University's documentation of archaeological data on the Spanish Anchor Site at the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. It has links to historical and cultural information, archaeological site illustrations, drawings of marine life, and an underwater tour. Standard 7.11.2

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2814

Spanish Colonization of the Americas

http://www.wordiq.com/definition/Spanish_colonization_of_the_Americas

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This encyclopedia-type article hotlinks to further information. This article looks at Spanish colonies in the Caribbean, South America, Central America and North America. It then looks at the New World trade, and the northern extent of Spanish influence. Standard 7.11.3 and 5.2.2,

Comments: This article is from the European Colonization of America series in the Word IQ Online Encyclopedia.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2816

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