The Life and Voyages of Henry Hudson
|Resource:||The Life and Voyages of Henry Hudson|
|Summary:||Age Range: 10 and up (Grades 5 and up, approximately; children with parental supervision). June 22nd commemorates the day English navigator and adventurer Henry Hudson, his teenage son, and 7 crew members were set adrift by mutineers during a failed expedition to find a fabled route to the Indies. They were never seen or heard from again.
|Description:||At this website, you can read a fascinating account of Hudsonís failed expedition to find the "Northwest Passage" as well as details about the mutiny, Hudson's other voyages, his life as an explorer, and information on his times, contemporaries, and crew. This is a great way to integrate language arts with history and social studies!
When you get to the site, use the menu on the left side of the screen to learn about Hudson's:
Click on "Short Story" to read a piece of historical fiction about Hudson. It was written by Canadian writer Ian Chadwick, the creator of this website. He also offers a compilation of the "Sources & Links" he used to create this work. You can read his bio too.
There are also links to the author's "Home" page and other websites, but we did not visit these pages, and they are not included in this review. Therefore, as always, parents should preview the site, determine the suitability of the content, and supervise Internet use.
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