Explorers — Wilton Library
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Explorers

Search our catalog for the subject words explorers or the specific name of the explorer and juvenile (enter both words with a space between them).

Don’t forget to ask the librarian if there are books set aside on school reserve for this topic!

1492: An Ongoing Voyage
Exploring the history of contact between European explorers and the Americas between 1492 and 1600, this exhibit from the Library of Congress is a great resource for information about life in pre-Columbian America as well as the early exploration of our continent.
Discovers Web
This very big page collects links to lots of information about explorers from around the Web. You might want to get your parents to help you find important stuff here.
Irish and Vikings
This page has lots of links to other places on the Web where you can find information about Viking explorers.
Kid Info: Famous Explorers
A large index of links to information on individual and groups of explorers selected particularly for fifth graders.
Mariners’ Museum: The Age of Exploration Curriculum Guide
A wonderful site with information about navigation and voyages as well as explorers.
Passages: A Treasure Trove of North American Exploration
From the National Library of Canada.
Yahoo! Exploration Page
Enormous set of links from the compilers of this well-known subject directory.