This year's Geography Awareness Week theme is "The New Age of Exploration." For the next few months, this blog will focus on explorers, exploration, and hopefully provide you ideas to develop your own explorer biography and your own geo-explorer field folder for the Annual Poster Contest.
Let's get started.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Explorer: Matthew Henson
On April 6, 1909, two Americans and four Eskimos became the first human
beings to set foot on the North Pole. The achievement crowned numerous
attempts to reach the Pole, over a period of 18 years, by Robert Edwin
Peary and Matthew Alexander Henson. On that historic day, it was Henson,
an African-American, who first reached the Pole and planted the
Read more at http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/History/Explorers/Explorers_Henson.aspx