20 Great Explorers

Stewart Ross and Sue Shields

£30Pages65FormatePackISBN978 1 84070 507 2

This beautifully illustrated publication introduces Key Stage 1 children to History in an accessible, entertaining and memorable way. Built around the National Curriculum, the pack has teacher support material, which includes background information, activity ideas, teaching tips, extension work and curriculum references.

Supplementary material allows groups or whole classes to produce large, illustrated timelines and maps, which help to establish the concepts of chronology and place. Each worksheet is depicted in large, clear pictures and explained through a 'Factfile' using simple vocabulary. All are cleverly characterised to enthuse and challenge young children.

20 Great Explorers covers exploration and discovery from ancient Egypt to the 1960s, from central Africa to the South Pole, from the ocean depths to mountain peaks – even into space. It helps pupils understand the way of life of people in the more distant past.


Introduction for pupils


  • Harkhuf
  • Pytheas
  • Leif Eiriksson
  • Marco Polo
  • Cheng Ho
  • Christopher Columbus
  • John Cabot
  • Amerigo Vespucci
  • Vasco da Gama
  • Ferdinand Magellan
  • Hernan Cortes
  • Francis Drake
  • James Cook
  • Meriwether Lewis
  • David Livingstone
  • Richard Burton
  • Robert Scott
  • Auguste Piccard
  • Edmund Hillary
  • Neil Armstrong



Pictures of explorers

Teacher's Notes

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