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History of Exploration

There are 9 videos in this category and 75 videos in 11 subcategories.

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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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The Legacy of Underwater Explorer Jacques Cousteau
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CNN's Jim Bittermann reports on the legacy of underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau. (03:31)
February 21, 2014 at 07:00 PM
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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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Learn About the Explorer Hernan Cortes
From answers.com, produced by Worldwide Media
This 1:35 video reviews Cortes and his life and accomplishments. Provides insights into how the Spanish treated the Natives.
September 3, 2011 at 08:18 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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