American Exploration Many of thousands of years after the Native Americans settled North America, explorers came to America from SPAIN, FRANCE, GREAT BRITIAN, the NETHERLANDS, and PORTUGAL. They came for a variety of reasons and changed America forever. *Who Where They? *Why Did They Explore? *What Did They Find? *What impact did exploration have on North America and its native people? Fun Activities To Help You Learn About the Explorers *Choose an explorer and make a power point about them OR make a Glogster. *Create maps of explorers’ routes using Google Maps. *Write a skit or Reader’s Theater about an explorer’s life, journey, events, etc. and present to the class. *Make a timeline for all the explorers beginning with the Vikings in 1000AD. *Can you think of anything else?