Tudor Exploration: is a free PowerPoint presentation, covering: galleons, sailors, superstitions, navigation, food and diseases. It is shared on the TES website and the author describes it thus:
“I got my class to do various activities based on the ppt. e.g. make own compass and compare how people navigate (stars/GPS etc), label a galleon and make one, create own sea monster and é write a dramatic piece of writing about it, compare a modern diet to a Tudor’s and how sailors live etc.. those are just some of things we did as a class.”(TES)
This is a really useful resource with 45 slides covering all of the items detailed above. It is full of detailed information and images, written specifically for children. I am sure that every teacher studying explorations would be able to make use of most of it!
The 3d History Illustrated World History – This site has an interactive timeline covering Tudor exploration. The Tudor explorers detailed on the timeline are:
- Christopher Columbus
- Ferdinand Magellan
- John Hawkins
- Walter Raleigh
- Francis Drake
Introduction to Tudor Exploration. This is another free resource from TES ,this one also has a lesson plan with it! It is a very good, complete starter lesson. It focuses on why the Tudors went exploring and what influence they had on people at home and abroad.
If you have a Smartboard still capable of playing the older notebooks there are several more resources such as ‘Life on board Tudor ships’ which is described as:
“A one stop shop of life on board ships including punishments, diseases, food and living conditions including a few links to interesting websites. The notebook ends with a choice of two tasks for the children to complete independently.”(TES)
This is a really useful resource for Tudor Exploration!