Synopses & Reviews
The Library of Explorers and Exploration?Primary sources make these fascinating books unique. The titles in this visually stunning new biography series will provide middle school readers with an understanding of each explorer's life and achievements. Primary source documents such as journal entries, maps, and letters supplement engaging and detailed prose to explain the voyages and the impact they had on society and history. This series supports the social studies curriculum for: European exploration of the Americas; People, places and environmentSamuel de Champlain - While many European explorers headed south in search of gold and spices, Samuel de Champlain spent his life in North America. He founded the first French colony of Quebec, and traded with and fought with and against the local Native American tribes. He also mapped unknown territories such as Lake Huron and the lake in Vermont that bears his name, Lake Champlain.