We look mostly at Explorers from a time period seen as The Age of Exploration. While most people have a great argument that people like Neil Armstrong and most of today's scientists are the modern day explorers of their time, we are focusing on an older time period. This took place during 15th to 17th centuries. During this time many countries funded the land discovery process mostly for the concept of empire expansion, but often just for bragging rights. Over the course of their travels explorers would find riches, new land, but most powerful of all new trade routes. As we see through history, it is not your enemies that define you, but your friends and allies that make you what you are or can be.
The worksheets set their sights on ten of the most well known explorers to the likes of Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, Marco Polo, Juan Ponce de Leon, Hernando Cortez, Vasco Da Gama, Henry Hudson, John Cabot, and John Smith. We also look at the concept of a Manifest Destiny and the Gold Rush Period.