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Explorers

Explorers by Scoilnet

Take a look at the famous explorers - Columbus, Magellan, Scott - and don't forget our very own Tom Crean.


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Facts, activities and projects on Explorers - aimed at Primary SESE History.

Tom Crean: Antarctic Explorer

http://resources.teachnet.ie/anolan/2006/ Added: 15 Aug 2010 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí

This site examines the life and times of one of Ireland's best known explorers - Tom Crean.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
OSIE: Stair

Strand: Scéalaíocht

Suggestions for use: Learn about the people, events, issues and cultural experiences which have helped to shape the local community and the environment.

Asset type: Acmhainn ar Líne
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Explorers

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/indexa.shtml Added: 28 Jul 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tagairt

Contains a list of explorers throughout the ages who explored the continents, space and undersea.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
OSIE: Stair

Strand: Scéalaíocht

Suggestions for use: Read of explorers thoughout the ages who explored the continents, space and undersea.

Asset type: Acmhainn ar Líne
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Captain James Cook

http://www.captcook-ne.co.uk/ccne/index.htm Added: 12 Aug 2010 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí

Explore the story of Captain James Cook through the outstanding collections of the British Library linked with material held in institutions such as the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum in the North East of England.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
OSIE: Stair

Strand: Scéalaíocht

Suggestions for use: Communicate historical understanding in a variety of ways, using appropriate language and other techniques or media

Asset type: Acmhainn ar Líne
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Brendan the Navigator

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/learn...-ireland/the-voyage-of-brendan-the/ Added: 10 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí

Brief account of the life and sea journey of the Irish monk St Brendan. Some say he was one of the first to discover North America.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
OSIE: Stair

Strand: Scéalaíocht

Strand unit: Miotais agus finscéalta

Suggestions for use: The notes on this webpage will be a perfect backdrop to support the story. From Ask About Ireland. Has further links to Early Christian Ireland.

Asset type: Acmhainn ar Líne
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Polar Explorer

http://www.salariya.com/web_books/explorer/index.html Added: 10 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Tells the story of Irish-born explorer Ernest Shackleton and his expeditions to the South Pole. Explores his route to the pole, his ship and crew and what happened when his boat was stuck in the ice.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
OSIE: Stair

Strand: Scéalaíocht

Strand unit: Scéalta as saol daoine a mhair san am atá thart

Suggestions for use: This remarkable story will interest all children. The site is a little dated looking but its ste-by-step approach is logical and will be a great aid to the teacher telling the story.

Strand: Scéalaíocht

Strand unit: Scéalta as saol daoine a mhair san am atá thart

Suggestions for use: This remarkable story will interest all children. The site is a little dated looking but its ste-by-step approach is logical and will be a great aid to the teacher telling the story.

Asset type: Acmhainn ar Líne
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Video -- Christopher Columbus

http://video.nationalgeographic.com...ory-kids/christopher-columbus-kids/ Added: 10 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Fuaim/físeán

National Geographic video about the life and explorations of Christopher Columbus. Duration 3 min.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
OSIE: Stair

Strand: Scéalaíocht

Strand unit: Scéalta as saol daoine a mhair san am atá thart

Suggestions for use: Show to class as part of a lesson on famous explorers. Just 3 min duration.

Asset type: Físeán
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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BBC - Primary History - Famous People - Christopher Columbus

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primar...speople/christopher_columbus/#focus Added: 10 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Cluiche / Treoir/nótaí / Plean Ceachta

Description of the life and explorations of Columbus. Includes a timeline, images, educational game, lesson plan and quiz.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
OSIE: Stair

Strand: Scéalaíocht

Suggestions for use: Excellent for use on class computer. After taking students through the life of Columbus you could engage them with the game and do the quiz.

Strand: Scéalaíocht

Strand unit: Scéalta as saol daoine a mhair san am atá thart

Suggestions for use: Excellent for use on class computer. After taking students through the life of Columbus you could engage them with the game and do the quiz.

Asset type: Acmhainn ar Líne
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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All About Explorers - Webquest

http://allaboutexplorers.com/webquest/task/ Added: 10 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Eile

Your country is going to name a national holiday after an explorer. You must evaluate various people and decide who is worthy of having a national holiday named after them.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Béarla

Strand: Scríbhneoireacht

Suggestions for use: The WebQuest is designed as a culminating activity for students to apply the beginning research and critical thinking skills they learned in other lessons to a real-world project.

5-6
OSIE: Stair

Strand: Scéalaíocht

Strand unit: Scéalta as saol daoine a mhair san am atá thart

Suggestions for use: The WebQuest is designed as a culminating activity for students to apply the beginning research and critical thinking skills they learned in other lessons to a real-world project.

Asset type: Acmhainn ar Líne
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Project Explorer

http://projectexplorer.org/ Added: 10 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí

Multemedia content from various parts of the world that allows the user to become a modern day explorer and learn more about cultures and ways of life in various parts of the world.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
OSIE: Tíreolaíocht

Strand: Imshaolta daonna

Strand unit: Tailte eile

Suggestions for use: Teacher can present on the classroom and get the children to choose which part of the world they want to explore. Videos explain customs of specific places.

Asset type: Acmhainn ar Líne
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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North Pole Expedition Pictures

http://photography.nationalgeograph...cross-country-ski_10856_600x450.jpg Added: 10 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí

Selection of photos from various expeditions to reach the North Pole. Each image contains a thorough description.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
OSIE: Tíreolaíocht

Strand: Imshaolta nádúrtha

Strand unit: Aimsir, aeráid agus atmaisféar

Suggestions for use: Present to the class on IWB to dcemonstrate the harsh realities of life in extreme climates.

Strand: Imshaolta nádúrtha

Strand unit: Aimsir, aeráid agus atmaisféar

Suggestions for use: Present to the class on IWB to dcemonstrate the harsh realities of life in extreme climates.

Asset type: Íomhá
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
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Notes About Explorers

http://www.lessonsnips.com/docs/pdf/explorersoverview.pdf Added: 10 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Treoir/nótaí

Two pages of notes about the major explorers. Would provide good background information to the teacher when preparing class.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
OSIE: Stair

Strand: Scéalaíocht

Strand unit: Scéalta as saol daoine a mhair san am atá thart

Suggestions for use: Not for use in class but rather as a guide when preparing class.

Strand: Scéalaíocht

Strand unit: Scéalta as saol daoine a mhair san am atá thart

Suggestions for use: Not for use in class but rather as a guide when preparing class.

Asset type: Cáipéis
Language: Béarla
Rights: Gach ceart ar cosaint
Riachtanais Speisialta:

World Book Web

Exploration

WorldBook examines the early explorers, goes polar exploring, dives undersea and goes out into space ...


Christopher Columbus

Here is a timeline displaying Columbus's journeys.


Ferdinand Magellan

Magellan was a Portuguese explorer that discovered that the earth was round. The Strait of Magellan is named after him.

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