Explorer Trading Cards!

The Grade 4 classes have been learning about the European exploration of Canada in Social Studies, and to cap off the unit, each boy will choose an explorer of interest and create an “Explorer Trading Card” to show what makes their explorer special or important.

The explorers we’ll be exploring (ha!) are:

  • Simon Fraser
  • Alexander Mackenzie
  • George Vancouver
  • John Franklin
  • Roald Amundson
  • David Thompson
  • Vilhjalmur Stefansson
  • Henry Hudson
  • Samuel de Champlain
  • Juan de Fuca
  • Leif Ericsson
  • Samuel Hearne

If you’re in Grade 4, here are the sites to use for your research:

The Canadian Encyclopedia – This should be your first stop, and you will probably find everything you want to learn about your explorer here!

If you still have questions, or want to learn more, try Canadian Explorers, although there is not as much information about some explorers. Lastly, you can try World Book Online and Encyclopedia Britannica. However, as these are American sites, they might not have as complete information as the Canadian Encyclopedia.


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