In this lesson you examined the discoveries of explorers who followed Christopher Columbus to the New World.

Critical Thinking Questions:

  1. You have now learned about the value of primary sources and their usefulness.  What are some of the primary sources found in our webquest page?

  2. Note that portraits of several explorers date years and even centuries after the explorer's death.  What is your opinion of the value of these portraits?  Did the explorer really look like that?  Explain your opinion.

  3. Compare and contrast