History of Exploration

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The Lost Vikings
From YouTube, produced by PBS
The west coast of Greenland was the site of a thriving Viking colony for hundreds of years. Originally settled by explorers who had bravely sailed across the treacherous North Atlantic from their homes in Scandinavia, the Greenland outpost grew into ... [more]
October 7, 2018 at 07:19 PM
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Leif Eriksson vs. Christopher Columbus
From history.com, produced by History Channel
Did a Viking explorer travel from Greenland to modern day Canada in the 11th century, beating Christopher Columbus by nearly 400 years? (02:25)
October 14, 2010 at 10:06 AM
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Leif Eriksson Day is 10/9 - The First European in North America?
From YouTube, produced by Viking River Cruises
Hinga Digda Durgen! In 1964, a joint resolution of Congress declared October 9th as Leif Eriksson Day. Was Christopher Columbus really the first European to discover North America?  Many believe that Viking explorer Leif Eriksson deserves that credit... [more]
October 6, 2017 at 12:24 PM
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Henry Hudson
From pbslearningmedia.org, produced by WNET.ORG Properties LLC
In 1609 when Henry Hudson, an English captain working for the Dutch, took a voyage on his ship, the Half Moon, he was seeking the most efficient route from Europe to Asia. While finding a trade route to the exotic markets of India and China was his g... [more]
February 17, 2012 at 12:51 AM
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Shackelton's Journey: The Endurance
From nextvista.org
This narrated slide show outlines Shackelton's trans-Atlantic expedition on the ship Endurance.  (01:45)
January 16, 2012 at 10:27 AM
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Fridtjof Nansen: The Arctic Saga |
From YouTube, produced by Tooky History
Fridtjof Nansen was a Norwegian explorer, zoologist and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. (03:13)
October 10, 2017 at 08:22 AM
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Vikings vs. Christopher Columbus | 3-Minute History
From YouTube, produced by Innovative History
Christopher Columbus is credited with discovering America, but there is evidence that a Viking explorer named Leif Eriksson was the first European to reach North America in 1000 AD. Why don't we credit Leif with the discovery of America? Most likely ... [more]
October 7, 2018 at 07:05 PM
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Explorers Song
From teachertube.com
This 3:22 minute video is a musical about explorers. It needs to be previewed to make sure the content covers those explorers that are covered in the period of history you are covering.
November 23, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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Did the Chinese Discover America?
From history.com, produced by History Channel
China was the world's greatest maritime power in the early 15th century, raising the theory that the Chinese discovered America 71 years before Columbus set sail. (03:45)
July 12, 2015 at 04:21 PM
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Louise Boyd 1928 Expedition
From YouTube, produced by US National Archives
This is a SILENT film. Why don't we know more about her? A writer, photographer, and explorer foremost (she chartered the first private flyover of the North Pole), Louise Boyd is one of the most famous female explorers of the Arctic, though little is... [more]
July 28, 2019 at 02:00 PM
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