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Books

The Adventures of Marco Polo by Russell Freedman - An account of the life and travels of Marco Polo that also addresses the controversy among historians over how much of his travel writings were factual.

Exploration and Conquest: The Americas After Columbus by Betsy and Giulio Maestro - European efforts to explore and lay claim to the “New World.”

Explorer by Rupert Matthews - Facts, photos, maps, and more cover the history of exploration from early civilizations to space travel.

Explorers by Carlotta Hacker - Profiles of six women explorers.

Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog’s Tale by Laurie Myers - Meriwether Lewis’ dog Seaman accompanied his master on his expedition, and this story, based on the explorer’s actual journal, is imagined from the dog’s point of view.

The Look-It-Up Book of Explorers by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel - An easy-to-use and up-to-date collection of explorer biographies.

Marco Polo for Kids by Janis Herbert - This book about Marco Polo’s fantastic journey includes interesting cultural details and several hands-on extension activities.

Onward by Dolores Johnson - Fascinating biography of Matthew Henson, an African-American explorer who went to the North Pole with Robert E. Peary. Includes dozens of archival photographs.

Scholastic Atlas of Exploration by Dinah Starkey - Colorfully illustrated history of explorers organized by ages of exploration.

Stowaway by Karen Hesse - Fictionalized account of an actual eleven-year-old boy’s adventures aboard the ship of famous explorer Captain James Cook.

The World Made New by Marc Aronson and John W. Glenn - A well-researched and beautifully illustrated book about the impact that the meeting of explorers and native civilizations in the Americas had on the world. Back material includes a biographical dictionary and suggested websites for teachers and young readers.

Audio-Visual Material

America’s Explorers and Pioneers - An outline of the exploration of the North American continent from the Just the Facts Learning series with an on-screen teacher guide and multiple choice quiz.

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