Great Explorers

Christopher Columbus, Sir Francis Drake and Neil Armstrong

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Christopher Columbus

Columbus was an explorer. In 1492, he sailed from Europe to America. He and his sailors crossed the Atlantic Ocean, not knowing where they would land. It was a voyage into the unknown.


BBC Primary History - Christopher Columbus


BBC Historical Figures - Christopher Columbus

Sir Francis Drake

English admiral Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the globe from 1577-1580, helped defeat the Spanish Armada of 1588 and was the most renowned seaman of the Elizabethan era.


BBC Historical Figures - Sir Francis Drake

Neil Armstrong

Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012) was an American astronaut and the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also an aerospace engineer, naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor.  


BBC Class Clips - The Moon


BBC School Radio - Neil Armstrong Describes the view of Earth from space


NASA Biography - Neil Armstrong