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Explorers of the World Video Series
13 Volume Set
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Item #: 9800D
Grades: 5-8
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Examine the lives of many significant explorers and the countries they represented on their influential journeys in the Explorers of the World Video Series. Each dramatization provides an in-depth look at the legendary figures who embarked on tremendous expeditions, utilizing innovative navigational tools and techniques while shaping the development of the world. Follow along as two young hosts encounter these renowned explorers and learn about their exciting discoveries and startling disappointments. Each program includes a Teacher's Guide.


This Collection Includes 13 Titles
American Frontier, The / Explorers of the World Video Series
9801D - Join our two young hosts as they learn about Christopher "Kit" Carson, one of the great American frontiersmen who opened the West for the United States. Discover how Daniel Boone, an expert woodsman and superior negotiator, founded the first permanent settlement in Kentucky. Learn about Zebulon Pike and his search for the source of the Mississippi ...
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Christopher Columbus / Explorers of the World Video Series
9802D - Follow along as our two young hosts are given a chance to meet and question one of history's most famous explorers -- Christopher Columbus. Listen as Columbus describes why he believed that a shortcut to Asia could be found by sailing West, and how he was able to keep his crew from mutinying after his first voyage lasted much longer than he had ex...
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Cortes & Pizarro / Explorers of the World Video Series
9803D - Within a period of 15 years, the Spanish conquistadors Hernan Cortes and Francisco Pizarro gathered untold riches while conquering two native empires, the Aztec and the Inca. Follow our young hosts as they discover how Cortes was able to capture and destroy the great capital city of the Aztec. Then, hear from Pizarro as he describes his various exp...
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English Explorers / Explorers of the World Video Series
9804D - During the Age of Exploration, England's advancement initially lagged behind the other European powers. However, it quickly became involved in the race to colonize and reap the benefits of the new world. Join our two young hosts as they are introduced to Sir Walter Raleigh, who tells the story of the great English explorers. Learn about the voyages...
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Ferdinand Magellan / Explorers of the World Video Series
9805D - Ferdinand Magellan sailed West in search of a passage to the trading lands of the East and became the first person to lead an expedition to circumnavigate the globe. Join our young hosts as they listen to Magellan describe his discovery of a new passage at the southern tip of South America and his experience crossing Earth's largest ocean. Learn ab...
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French Explorers / Explorers of the World Video Series
9806D - When France sent explorers to the New World, it was searching for wealth, colonies and a route to the East. Follow along with our two young hosts as they learn how the French established New France and claimed most of present-day Canada. Hear about Giovanni da Verrazano, the first European to sail into present-day New York Bay; and Jacques Cartier,...
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Henry Hudson / Explorers of the World Video Series
9807D - Henry Hudson was an accomplished navigator and explorer. During his four voyages, Hudson never found the elusive shorter route from Europe to Asia he was seeking, yet his contribution to charting previously unexplored territory was enormous. Join our two young hosts as they meet and speak with Henry Hudson, and listen as Hudson describes his expedi...
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History of Exploration, A / Explorers of the World Video Series
9808D - People have explored since the dawn of time, seeking wealth, power, colonies, information and the attainment of other goals. This program takes a closer look at the major reasons that inspired people to explore throughout the ages, and the innovations that supported advancements in exploration. Discover the motivations of early explorers whose brav...
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Lewis & Clark / Explorers of the World Video Series
9809D - In the early 1800s, President Thomas Jefferson chose Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore the land beyond the western boundaries of the United States. Their goals: to search for the elusive Northwest Passage through North America, to open communications with Indian nations, to claim and clarify new borders and territories and to return wit...
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Marco Polo / Explorers of the World Video Series
9810D - Discover the story of Marco Polo, the most famous European to travel to Asia in the 13th century. His book, The Travels of Marco Polo, helped to inspire countless other European explorers, including Christopher Columbus and Vasco da Gama. Follow along with our two young hosts as they are given a chance to meet and speak with this famous expl...
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Portuguese Explorers / Explorers of the World Video Series
9811D - Portugal, despite its small size, became a pioneer in the exploration of international sea routes through the vision of its leaders, the support of its merchants and the courage and perseverance of its explorers. Follow along with our two young hosts as they are given a chance to meet and speak with Prince Henry the Navigator, who, though he never...
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Spanish Explorers / Explorers of the World Video Series
9812D - Following Columbus's initial voyages of exploration, Spain established a pattern of conquest and settlement in the New World, fueled by a desire for wealth and colonies. In the name of Spain, many adventurers set out to explore and conquer the remainder of the unclaimed and uncharted Americas. Join our young hosts as they discover the world of the ...
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Vikings, The / Explorers of the World Video Series
9813D - Sailing 500 years before Columbus, the Vikings are credited with being the first Europeans to reach the New World. Join our two young hosts as they speak with Leif Erikson as he recounts the history of the Age of Vikings. Discover why the Vikings decided to leave their European homes in search of fertile lands, timber and adventure. Learn how the t...
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