This task focuses on research, writing, and connecting to literature. Read an excerpt from So You Want to be an Explorer or similar literature. Choose an explorer to research (explorer list from book below). Participants will locate one picture of that explorer and two to five facts, depending on grade level. Participants will use or to create a trading card using his/her explorer research. Each participant will save their trading card as a jpg file and print as 3X5 (four on a page) to share with others. Stop and share in small groups participant projects and ideas for extension activities across the curriculum and grade levels.

Trading Cards