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Discoverer's Day

Land ho!
From Columbus to Cousteau...Education World spans the globe in search of great sites, lesson plans and new ways to explore the world of the Discoverers.


Explore the Explorers Online
Columbus and the other early explorers provide your students with the opportunity to explore new worlds -- as well as worlds of knowledge and discovery.

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Every-Day Edits for October

Beyond Columbus: Teaching the Lessons of 1492
This year, observe Columbus Day by helping your students explore Web sites that put the controversial explorer's achievements into historical perspective. Included: Links to online lesson plans for teaching about Columbus across the grades.

Lessons of the Explorers
What kinds of people choose a life of exploration, adventure, and danger -- and where would we be without them? Your students will answer those questions as they investigate explorers and determine their impact on our world.

Lewis and Clark: The Journey West
In 1803, Meriwether Lewis was selected to lead an expedition that would map a water route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Included: Classroom lessons to help you celebrate the 200th anniversary of this historic journey.

From Sea to Shining Sea: A Nation Moves Westward!
Education World introduces you and your students to great resources for teaching about America's westward expansion. Included: More than a dozen lesson activities.

Across the Sea: Europeans Explore the New World
Looking for information and activities about the intrepid adventurers who first voyaged to the New World? Check out these Internet sites and help your students explore the earliest explorers.

Discoverer's Web
This page has a ton of links to information on discoverers and explorers, from prehistoric man through modern day. The only topic that appears to be missing is space exploration.

Amelia Earhart Comes to Life in Two Books for Young Readers
Amelia Earhart, one of the world's best-known aviators, disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to be the first person to fly around the world via an equatorial route.

A New Twist on Explorers!
If you've been searching for a different way to introduce your students to the world of famous explorers, your search has ended. Workman Publishing introduces Explorers, the latest in its Fandex Family Field Guide series.

Mariners' Museum - The Age of Exploration
The ability to sail the sea meant wealth and riches to our ancestors. At the "Mariners' Museum - The Age of Exploration" Web site students can learn about the history of seafaring peoples of the world.


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