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 environment Samuel 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 at Quebec, 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.
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by Josepha Sherman
by Josepha Sherman, Susan Shwartz
by Susan Shwartz, Josepha Sherman
by Rachel Sherman
by Sherman Alexie
by Ralph Compton, Jory Sherman
by Gary Soto
by Juan Felipe Herrera
by Esther Hautzig
by Inge Auerbacher
"Narrator Eileen Stevens and author Josepha Sherman meld their immeasurable talents to bring to life the fascinating story of Samuel de Champlain, the explorer best known for founding the French colony of Quebec. Middle school students will enjoy listening to Eileen Stevens walk them through Champlain's life and achievements. To add dimension to his life story, Sherman marries historical facts with actual journal entries and letters written by Champlain. Eileen Stevens demonstrates her narrative mastery through her pacing and intelligent presentation. Middle school students who find reading about history a chore will realize that listening to history unfold provides a nice change of pace. J.P.D. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"
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