Gathering your Information
- First, read "The Age of Exploration" to learn why Europeans began to explore during the "Age of Exploration". Then listen to the Hit the Seas song about "The Age of Exploration".
- You will gather research about your explorer from 2 different sources. One must be from the internet. The second can be from a book, teacher handout, encyclopedia, or another internet site.
- Print a copy of the Explorer Research Page to record information for each source and to list 6 major events of the explorer's expedition.
- Go to the Explorers Links page to begin your research.
When gathering research from various historical documents, researchers sometimes find conflicting information. They must decide which information to believe and which to discard.
- Using the research you gathered, compare your two sources.
- If you find conflicting information, use a third source to help you decide which information is most accurate.
- You will use Description Organizer to record your information and compare sources.
Citing your Sources
You will use the Kid Bib Toolkit to cite your sources and create a Bibliography Page.
- Go to Kid Bib Toolkit
- Choose the type of source you used to gather your information (book, website, etc.)
- Type or cut and paste the information needed into each field
- Click on "Cite it! ---Write it!"
- Do this for each of your sources.
- Print your bibliography page.