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View Resource Columbus Navigation Homepage

A website examining the history, navigation, and landfall of Christopher Columbus. Access information on celestial navigation, dead reckoning, Columbus' ships, his crew, and much more. Controversial topics are also discussed including where exactly Columbus first made landfall, the destruction of the native peoples' population, and who really discovered America. Examine accounts of Columbus' four...

View Resource La Salle Shipwreck Project

The excavation of the shipwreck "Belle" in Matagorda Bay produced an amazing array of finds, including the hull of the ship, bronze cannons, glass beads, bronze hawk bells, pottery and even one skeleton. All these provide a glimpse of the 17th-century in the New World. Resources for teachers include lesson plans, photos, time-line, bio on LaSalle, and a newsletter. Links to external sites also...

View Resource Smithsonian Magazine

This is the website for Smithsonian Magazine online. Read abstracts and articles from the current issue, as well as past issues. Navigate through several photo galleries featuring pictures from all over the world. The Kid's Castle features articles and games for young and old alike. Read about upcoming events at all of the Smithsonian sites or go on a Smithsonian Journey, a collection of travel...

View Resource USGS Resources for Teaching About Lewis and Clark

This portal provides access to maps, aerial photographs, books, booklets, posters, CDs, digital data, and satellite imagery, many of which are useful for teaching about Lewis and Clark. These resources can be used in an inquiry-based setting for a variety of courses and projects at the elementary, secondary, and university levels. In addition, the USGS hosts Internet-based resources that can be...

View Resource The Voyage of Discovery Continues: A Satellite View of the Journey of Lewis and Clark

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the 125th anniversary of the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the USGS National Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) has assembled a collection of satellite images that provides a contemporary view of the route that Lewis and Clark took from St. Louis, Missouri, to the Pacific Coast. The...

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