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Arctic Explorers 

Arctic Explorers General Resources

Antarctica Explorers

Antarctica Explorers General Resources

Africa Explorers

Explorer Behaim, Martin - Explorer Cadamosto, Alvise da - Explorer Dias, Bartolomeu - Explorer Eannes, Gil - Explorer Eberhardt, Isabella - Explorer Henry the Navigator - Explorer Kingsley, Mary - Explorer Burton, Sir Richard Francis - Explorer Clapperton, Hugh - African Explorers General Resources - Explorer Ibn Battuta, Abu Abdullah Muhammad - Explorer Lander, Richard - Explorer Livingstone, David - Explorer Park, Mungo - Explorer Speke, John Hanning

New World Explorers

Explorer Albanel, Charles - Explorer Balboa, Vasco Nunez de - Explorer Brûlé, Étienne - Explorer Cabot, John - Explorer Cadillac, Antoine de Lamothe - Explorer Cartier, Jacques - Explorer Champlain, Samuel de - Explorer Columbus Christopher - Conquistadors - Explorer Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de - Explorer Cortes, Hernando - Explorer De Soto, Hernando - Explorer Drake, Sir Francis - Explorer Du Lhut, Daniel Greysolon, Sieur - Explorer Fraser, Simon - Explorer Frobisher, Martin - General Resources - Explorer Gilbert, Humphrey - Explorer Hennepin, Louis - Explorer Hudson, Henry - d'Iberville, Pierre Le Moyne Explorer - Explorer Joliet, Louis - Explorer Kino, Eusebio - Explorer La Harpe, Jean Baptiste Bernard de - Explorer Lahontan, Baron - Explorer La Salle, René-Robert-Cavelier - Explorer La Vérendrye, Pierre Gaultier de - Explorers Louis & Clark - Explorer Marquette, Jacques - Explorer MacKenzie, Sir Alexander - Explorer Narvaez, Panfilo de - Explorer Nicollet, Jean - Explorer Perrot, Nicolas - Explorer Pizarro, Francisco - Explorer Ponce de Leon, Juan - Explorer Quen, Jean de - Ribault, Jean - Radisson & Des Groseilliers - Explorer Thompson, David - Explorer Troyes, Pierre de - Explorer Vancouver, George - Explorer Vespucci, Amerigo

World Explorers

Explorer Cook, James - Explorer Da Gama, Vasco - Explorer Drake, Sir Francis - General Resources - Explorer Magellan, Ferdinand - Explorer Polo, MarcoExplorer Zheng He (Cheng Ho)


American Holocaust Pestilence and Genocide __ "Crops were left to rot in the fields as the Indians attempted to escape the frenzy of the conquistadors' attacks. Starvation then added its contribution, ..."  Excerpted from the book American Holocaust by David Stannard - From -

BBC - History - The Story of the Conquistadors __ "The deeds of the conquistadors were surely as amazing as those of the ancient Greeks or Romans. But even in the 16th century, questions were asked about the morality of their exploits."  You will find a multi-page resource about the Conquistadors. - From BBC -

Conquest Channel ___If your computer has a sound card, you'll be either thrilled or annoyed by the rousing Spanish audio files that play when you enter this website. Personally, I was annoyed. However, when it comes to the great information to be had here, you'll forget about the noise. Click on anything you see to access information about the topic at hand. - Illustrated - From the Conquest Channel - 

Conquest of Mexico __ Cortez and conquest lesson plans, based around dozens of short extracts from primary sources, generally paired to bring two accounts side by side. Other exercises present pictures—from Aztec codices to Diego Rivera—and then actually ask interpretive questions about them.  Full of information and resources. - From Nancy Fitch -


Conquistador __ " one of the Spanish soldiers, explorers, and adventurers who took part in the gradual conquest of large parts of the Americas and Pacific Asia, bringing them under Spanish colonial rule between the 15th and 19th centuries."  An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From wikipedia -

Conquistador __ Several pages of information about the Conquistadors and a great collection of links to related topics. - From -

conquistadors __ "The idea that the Spanish Conquistadors lived lavishly upon the labor and exploitation of the indigenous population has long been the typical conception of life in the New World. This perception is not entirely accurate."  A good look at the Conquistadors providing some bits of information not found elsewhere. - From -

Conquistadors: Francisco Pizarro - Lesson Plan Library __ Lesson plans including goals, procedure and materials needed. - From -   

The Conquistadors - Start the Adventure ___"We have created this innovative educational resource for middle and high school classrooms to learn about the Spanish Conquistadors in the New World – and the legacy of their contact with Native Americans. There are extensive lesson plans for teachers and in-depth online content for students available in both English and Spanish." - Illustrated - From PBS - 


Misadventures of Pánfilo de Narváez and Nuñez de Cabeza de Vaca ___This story reads like a bad movie. If anything could go wrong, it did. Find out what happened to all but four of this 300 man expedition. - Illustrated - From the Florida Center for Instructional Technology, College of Education, University of South Florida -

Spanish Conquistadors __ "Visit this site dedicated to providing information about Spanish Conquistadors. Fast and accurate details and facts about the history of Spanish ..."  A lot of information in outline form. - From - 


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