Explorers Research Project

These resources will help you access information related to your Explorers Research Project.
QFocus: How did the European Explorers impact the Americas?
Project Explanation
Note Taking Sheet

Fakebook Instructions

Key Resources at a Glance: 

Britannica School Edition Search Level-Appropriate Reference Articles, Journals and Magazines, the Web's Best Sites, Multimedia, and Curriculum Content.
Discovery Education   offers a breadth and depth of digital media content to give every student the chance to experience fascinating people, places, and events. Use this database to explore video, images, audio content along with other various media to understand content in an engaging way. 
 FactCite provides an array of biographical information as well as images and maps updated daily. Please use user and password provided by Mrs. Duncan.
Marshall Cavendish Marshall Cavendish Digital  eBook versions of our popular print reference books. Great for Ancient and Medieval social studies, American history, science, endangered species, inventors and inventions, diseases, drugs, and more.
SIRS Discoverer logo

SIRS Discoverer is a general reference database for children grades 1-9 with full-text articles and images. Features include activities such as science experiments, craft projects, writing activities, biographies of every U.S. President and other notable people, fiction articles, and country facts.Discoverer WebFind is a database of carefully chosen Internet resources on almost any subject appropriate for researchers in grades. Online tutorial available.

SIRS Knowledge logo

SIRS Knowledge Source is a collection of 6 databases for students in grade 6-12. Full-text articles, graphics, photographs, government documents, primary sources, ebooks, and previewed websites.

  History Reference Center contains nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000  biographies, and 1,620 books, as well as photographs, maps, and historical videos.
 The Classic Pac Catalog will help you in your search for a print resource in the WMS Media Center.


Citation Generators


Web Resources



Famous Explorer Biographies 


Zoom Explorers 



Mr. Elias' Blog




Multimedia Resources That Are Responsible Choices (don't forget to cite) 

Britannica Image Quest

Britannica Image Quest  provides an abundance of images that can be used for a presentation from the creators of Britannica Encyclopedia.


 Discovery Education   features and abundance of images and video to be used to enhance a presentation or project. 


Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of free legal tools with attribution.

Creative Commons flickr: Search for images and other media. 


Creative Commons Search for sharing, using and remixing media. http://search.creativecommons.org/

Creative Commons: Legal Music for Videos: Music released under Creative Common attribution.