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EXPLORER REPORT

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(Student Name)

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Using the attached list, choose one explorer on which to write a report. After you have chosen your explorer, write his name on the line below.

_________________________________

(Explorer Name)



DUE DATES:

  •  * Notes Packet: Friday, January 17th

  • Final Report (title page, timeline, route map, final draft, and bibliography): Friday, January 31st

Your report will consist of five parts:



    • A title page





    • A map showing the route(s) the explorer took



    • A written reported based on the attached 
sheets





EARLY EXPLORERS

Choose one of the following explorers from the Age of Discovery to learn about for your Explorer Report.



  • John Cabot

  • Juan Ponce de Leon

  • Hernan Cortes

  • Ferdinand Magellan

  • Francisco Vasquez de Coronado

  • Henry Hudson

  • Robert de La Salle

  • Vasco de Gama *

  • Samuel de Champlain *

  • Vasco de Balboa *

  • Francisco Pizarro *

* Explorers we did not study in class that you may want to research. If you have another in mind as well, speak to me and we can discuss

REPORT

GUIDELINES / REMINDERS

  • The title page, written report, and bibliography should be typed or written very neatly.

  • If you choose to type your report, please do not use fancy or cursive fonts, as they can be difficult to read. Suggested fonts include Times New Roman, Arial, Tahoma, Verdana, and Calibri.

  • On the title page, you should include your name, your explorer’s name and an illustration of your explorer (The illustration may be hand drawn or printed from the computer).

  • The route map must be colored using crayons or colored pencils (no markers). A blank map will be provided. * On the route map, the continents and oceans should be labeled with a black, thin Sharpie (Extra Fine Point).

  • You must use at least two sources to find information for your report.

  • On your bibliography, all of your sources must be listed together in alphabetical order by the first letter in the source. Do not list books first, then Internet articles, etc. Be sure to skip a line between sources.

  • Staple your report with the pages in the following order: 
Title Page, Timeline, Route map, Final Draft of writing & Bibliography

EXPLORER REPORT NOTES
Use these notes sheets to collect information about the explorer. Use the back of the sheets if you need more room.

__________________________________________________

(Name of explorer)

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

(Introduction Paragraph)

Date of birth:_________________________

Date of death:____________________

Birthplace: _________________________________

Country explorer represented: _________________

Years during which explorer traveled: ___________

Name of ship or ships (if available): _______________________________________________

What was the explorer’s goal? ___________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________



EVENTS OF EXPLORER’S LIFE (Middle Paragraphs)


From early life, during voyage or travels, through end of life. Remember to include dates whenever possible.

Event #1: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________

Event #2:

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________


Event #3:

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________

Event #4:

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Event #5:

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________

Event #6:

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________

Event #7:

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________

Event #8:

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________

(If there are more events, use the back of these sheets or another sheet of paper.)

OUTCOME OF THE VOYAGE OR TRAVELS

(Conclusion Paragraph)

Did the explorer accomplish his goal or what he set out do? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________

What did he gain for himself or the country he represented? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________

How was he treated on his return to his country? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________



BIBLIOGRAPHY INFORMATION

A bibliography lists, in alphabetical order, the books and materials you have used in your report. Please use the appropriate formats shown below. If you are typing your report, remember to leave one space after periods, commas, and colons.



BOOKS


Author (last name, first name). Title. City (where the book was published):Publisher, copyright date.

Examples:

Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Sorcer. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books, 1997.

Sachar, Louis. Holes. New York: Scholastic Inc., 1998.

INTERNET ARTICLES

“Name of website” http://www.websiteaddress.com, date.



Examples:

“Enchanted Learning” http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers

/page/c/ columbus.shtml, 2010.

“ThinkQuest” http://library.thinkquest.org/J002678F/de_soto.htm, 2010.



ENCYCLOPEDIAS / REFERENCE BOOKS


”Article Title.” Title of the Reference Book. Edition. Date published.



Example:


“Flying Fish.” World Book Encyclopedia. 2nd ed. 1993.



MAGAZINES

Author (last name, first name). “Title of Article” Title of Magazine Date (day, month, year):Page numbers of the article.


Examples:

Bay, Marianne. “Something Fishy Going Up.” At Sea 7 June 1992: 34-35.

Redding, Marcia. “Two Stars Are Born.” ZooNooz July 2000: 28-31.


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