Explorers of the New World: Discover the Golden Age of Exploration With 22 Projects

Product: Explorers of the New Word: Discover the Golden Age of Exploration

Published by: Nomad Press

Recommended Ages: 9 to 12

Use: Hands on history unit study

Just this month, Nomad Press, released Explorers of the New World: Discover the Golden Age of Exploration. I enjoy the unit studies and books by Nomad Press. I have always found them to be engaging with just the right amount of information for young students. The projects in their books are always fun, engaging and interesting. Explorers of the New World is no exception. I cannot wait to use this unit with my children this school year. If you are studying Explorers this year with your children you may want to consider this book. The age recommendation is accurate but it can be adjusted for younger or older students which makes this great for multi-age lessons. The time period focused on is the 1400s through the 1600s. You and your children will be amazed how the world was changed by the explorers studied. Studying explorers is one of my favorite subjects. Maybe it’s because I love learning how the world is tied together or because I would have loved to be an explorer during that time period. Make sure you have a world map handy in your school room to track all the adventures of these brave men.

Explorers Studied:

Christopher Columbus

John Cabot

Ferdinand Magellan

Vasco da Gama

Hernando de Soto

Francisco de Coronado

Jacques Cartier

Henry Hudson

Samuel de Champlain

Bartolomeau Dias

And more!


Interesting facts


Biographical information

Hands on projects

Example of projects:

using a compass

learning to tie a sailor’s knot

baking and eating sea biscuits

making cornbread

making a dream catcher

Overall this study is engaging and fun. I am always looking for curriculum or books with a hands on approach to history and I have been satisfied so far with this selection.

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About Richele McFarlin

Richele is a Christian homeschooling mom to four children, writer and business owner. Her collegiate background is in educational psychology. Although it never prepared her for playing Candyland, grading science, chasing a toddler, doing laundry and making dinner at the same time.