Explorers and Explorations (Barnett)

Create a PowerPoint about the explorer of your choice:

Dewey Decimal Numbers to Browse: 

910 Geography and Travel
910.9 Explorers
910.9 Discoveries
917.04 Geography and Travel in North America
919.8 Geography and Travel – other areas
920 Collective Biography
921 Individual Biography
970.01 General History – North America

Keywords and Phrases for Searching Online Databases: 

Names of individual explorers, such as Francisco Pizarro
Names of specific geographic areas, such as  Portugal and Peru

Online Resources:

The Web sites listed on this page have been previewed and selected for this topic. If additional information is needed, use the suggested keywords and phrases to search the Internet.

General Explorer Sites

CyberSleuthkids: World Explorers and Exploration
A collection of links to information about individual explorers.

Zoom Explorers
Includes short articles about explorers of land, sea and space. Access by name of explorer, country of exploration, or time of exploration.

1492 Exhibit
Contains information about the voyages of Columbus and those who followed.

Exploration and Discovery Home Page 

Maps and more from the Library of Congress American Memory Page.

Possible explorers to research:

Bartolomeu Dias

Christopher Columbus

Samuel Champlain


Hernando Cortes

  • Montezuma II played an important role in Hernando Cortes’s conquest

Francisco Pizarro

Hernando de Soto

Prince Henry the Navigator

Vasco da Gama

Amerigo Vespucci

Ferdinand Magellan

Fransisco de Coronado


Francisco de Coronado

Bartolome de las Casas

Sir Walter Raleigh

John Rolfe