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Christopher Columbus: Explorer

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Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus was born in Italy and was a very famous explorer who travelled to and started the colonization of the Americas. Columbus was trying to get to China but the world was bigger than he thought so he came to America long before China!

Biography.Com – There is a whole video biography about Christopher Columbus here. There are portraits of ...

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Famous Expeditions and Different Explorers

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Famous ExplorersThis set of links about famous expeditions and their different explorers offers lots of background information about the explorers and their discoveries. As well as continuing with our current exploration theme, the links could be useful for children who are doing their own historical research projects.

Top 10 Famous Explorers and Expeditions Information on some well-known expeditions.

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Captain Cook 1728-1779

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Captain CookCaptain Cook was one of the world’s most famous British explorers. This post provides information and further links about Cook and his exploits which may help with classroom projects and topics involving explorers and exploration.

Fun Fact – When Cook’s sailors encountered Maori warriors in New Zealand they were so impressed with their facial tattoos that some of them got their own tattoos on their ...

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Sir Francis Drake

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Sir Francis DrakeSir Francis Drake, was an English vice-admiral, born in Devon about 1540. He was a privateer, navigator and politician during the Elizabethan era. He was second-in-command of the English fleet against the Spanish Armada in 1588.

Drake carried out the second circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition, from 1577 to 1580. In 1581 Elizabeth I of England awarded Drake a knighthood. He died in 1596.

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Christopher Columbus

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Christopher ColumbusHere is a collection of websites useful for learning about Christopher Columbus when studying Explorers or Voyages or Discovery.

The School Run – This website has a beautifully developed Christopher Columbus page with a timeline. It has lots of images in a gallery with things to look out for, all related to this famous explorer’s  life. A cartoon video has also been incorporated ...

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