AGE OF EXPLORATION:

I. ENCYCLOPEDIA SITES:
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Encyclopedia Britannica Online
The Canadian Encyclopedia Online


II. PORTUGUESE AND OTHER EXPLORERS:
A. BARTHOLOMEU DIAS:
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Bartolomeu Diaz or Dias
Bartholomeu Dias (aka Bartholomew Diaz)
Bartolomeu Dias
Historycentral.com-American History- Explorers>Bartolomeu Dias

B. VASCO DA GAMA:
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Vasco da Gama: Explorer
VASCO da GAMA (1460?-1524)
Enchanted Learning: Vasco da Gama: Explorer
Answers.com: Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama Arrives in India 1498Vasco da Gama: Portuguese Navigator


C. IBN BATTUTA:
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Famous Scientists: Ibn Battuta
Ibn Battuta
Ibn Battuta For Kids
Ibn Battuta, Traveler from Tangier
THE TRAVELS OF IBN BATTUTA
Time Specials: World Wanderer

D. ZHENG HE:
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China Culture.Org: Zheng He
National Geographic: China's Great Armada
Admiral Zheng He (1371-1433)
Ancient Chinese Explorers
The Great Chinese Mariner Zheng He [Cheng Ho]
Time World: The Asian Voyage: In the Wake of the Admiral
About.Com: Geography - Cheng Ho


III. SPANISH - INCLUDING CONQUISTADORS:
A. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS:
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Enchanted Learning: Christopher Columbus Explorer
Christopher Columbus Biography
Kidport Reference Library: Christopher Columbus
BBC Famous People: Christopher Columbus
Pirate's Cove: Christopher Columbus
Kid's Past.com: Christopher Columbus
How Stuff Works: Christopher Columbus

B. FERDINAND MAGELLAN:
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Ferdinand Magellan: World Explorer
Mr. Dowling.Com: Ferdinand Magellan
FERDINAND MAGELLAN (1480-1521)
BBC History: Ferdinand Magellan (1480 - 1521)
Ferdinand Magellan and the First Circumnavigation of the World
KidsPast.Com:Ferdinand Magellan

C. HERNAN CORTEZ:
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HERNÁN CORTÉS (1485-1547)
Hernan Cortez biography
KidsPast.Com: Hernan Cortez
Hernan Cortes Arrives in Mexico
BBC History: Hernando Cortés (1485-1547)
How Stuff Works: Hernando Cortez
Hernan Cortés Biography: Childhood and Early Years

D. AMERIGO VESPUCCI:
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Explorers of the Millenium: AMERIGO VESPUCCI (1454-1512)
Amerigo Vespucci The Explorer Amerigo Vespucci For Whom America Was Named
Academic Kids Encyclopedia: Amerigo Vespucci
Kid's Past.com: Amerigo Vespucci
Amerigo Vespucci: Italian Sailor, Merchant and Explorer
How Stuff Works: Amerigo Vespucci

E. VASCO NUNEZ DE BALBOA:
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Enchanted Learning: Vasco da Gama: Explorer
Discoverers Web: Balboa
Famous Hispanics: Vasco Núñez de Balboa (1475-1519), Spain.
The Age of Exploration: Vasco Nunez de Balboa
How Stuff Works: Vasco Nunez De Balboa
Vasco Nunez De Balboa: Spanish Explorer, Conquistador & Adventurer
Biography of Vasco Nuñez de Balboa Discoverer of the Pacific
Kid's Past.com: Vasco Nunez De Balboa
Catholic Encyclopedia: Vasco Nuñez de Balboa
Hispanic Heritage Vasco Núñez de Balboa

F. FRANCISCO PIZARRO:
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Enchanted Learning: Francisco Pizarro: Explorer
The Age of Exploration:Francisco Pizarro: Explorer
Francisco Pizarro: Spanish Adventurer, Explorer & Conquerer
PBS: The Conquest of the Incas
THE CONQUEST OF THE INCA EMPIRE: FRANCISCO PIZARRO
Catholic Encyclopedia: Francisco Pizarro
Biography.Com: Francisco Pizarro biography
Heritage History: Francisco Pizarro


III. ENGLISH, FRENCH AND DUTCH EXPLORERS:
A. SIR FRANCIS DRAKE:
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http://library.thinkquest.org/4034/drake.html
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/page/d/drake.shtml
http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/sir-francis-drake.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/drake_francis.shtml

B. JACQUES CARTIER:
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http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0001439
http://canadaonline.about.com/od/exploration/p/jacquescartier.htm
http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?BioId=34229
http://www.mta.ca/about_canada/multimedia/explorers/cartier.html
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/indexc.shtml
http://www.win.tue.nl/~engels/discovery/cartier.html
http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/jacques-cartier.htm

C. JOHN CABOT:
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http://www.heritage.nf.ca/exploration/cabot.html
http://www.histori.ca/minutes/minute.do?id=10122
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=a1ARTA0001151
http://www.cbc.ca/history/EPCONTENTSE1EP1CH3PA5LE.html
http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/john-cabot.htm
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/page/c/cabot.shtml
http://library.thinkquest.org/4034/cabot.html
http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?BioId=34223

D. HENRY HUDSON:
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http://www.canadahistory.com/sections/eras/2worldsmeet/henryhudson.htm
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0003880
http://www.thepirateking.com/bios/hudson_henry.htm
http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?BioId=34410
http://www.cbc.ca/history/EPCONTENTSE1EP1CH6PA1LE.html
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/page/h/hudson.shtml
http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/henry-hudson.htm
http://library.thinkquest.org/4034/hudson.html


IV. PIRATES:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pirates
http://www.thepiratesrealm.com/famous_pirates_pirate_history.html
http://www.thepirateking.com/