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     Explorers of Canada

    Use the underlined sites to find the answers to the questions.

    1. I am a French explorer who led three expeditions to Canada.  I was looking for a Northwest Passage.  Who am I?

    2. I am a French explorer and navigator who started a settlement in Quebec.  A lake was named for me in 1609.  Who am I?

    3. I am a French explorer sent by King Louis XIV to travel south from Canada and sail down the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico.  I named the Mississippi basin Louisiana, in honor of my king.  Who am I?

    4.  I am a fur trader and explorer.  I emigrated from America to Canada after the American Revolution.  I explored the interior of British Columbia trying to find a trade route to the Pacific Ocean.  Who am I?

    5. I am an English nobleman, an Army officer, a member of Parliament, and an explorer.  I founded an English settlement in Newfoundland. Who am I?

    6. I am an English explorer and navigator.  I sailed to northern North America four times.  A river, a strait, and a bay were named for me. Who am I?

    7. I am a British explorer.  I became an inland explorer for the Hudson's Bay Company when I was 17 years old.  My journals were re-discovered in 1926.  Who am I?

    8. I am a French explorer who lived many years among the Native Americans.  I was the first European to travel through the Great Lakes.  Who am I?

    9. I am a Canadian explorer who explored the Canadian Arctic.  I lived among the Eskimos for many years.  Who am I?

    10. I am a Welsh explorer, a mapmaker, a surveyor, fur trader, and a journal writer.  I explored western Canada and western USA.  I surveyed the border between Canada and the USA.  Who am I?



    Created by: Teresa Shook Sharon Elementary School

    North Carolina Standard Course of Study Goals and Objectives:
    Social Studies  Grade 5