Use this GeoStory in formal or informal instruction to provide information about the voyages of numerous historical navigators and explorers. This GeoStory helps students understand the importance of ocean exploration in contributing to our knowledge of the world. It discusses the expeditions of explorers—from the 1400s BCE to the early 20th century—who navigated the ocean to explore the globe and adventure to unknown lands.
Although this GeoStory is not meant to be a comprehensive history of exploration, the voyages recounted here retain their geographic, social, and historical significance.
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