PBS ONLINE RELATED LINKS
Conquistadors Learning Adventure
This companion site offers middle and high school students
and teachers the opportunity to study the long-lasting
effects of the Spanish conquest of the New World, as well
as 500 years of science, geography, math and current
In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great
Read about Michael Wood's last adventure on PBS. Wood and
his crew followed Alexander's path across Europe and into
India and bring his story to life online. Learn more about
this extraordinary man.
NOVA: Mystery of the First Americans
Learn more about the discovery and ensuing controversy over
the Kennewick Man, a well-preserved, 9,000-year-old human
skeleton found in Washington State in 1996.
Filmmakers Ken Burns and Stephen Ives tell the story of the
American West in an 8-hour documentary. Read about the
people whose lives are now a part of our history. Read the
full text of Cabeza de Vaca's book, "Relacion," here as
The Conquistadors' quest for gold wasn't the last gold rush
in the New World. Visit this site to read about the
pioneers and pilgrims that got the fever several centuries
later in what is now Alaska.
Latin American History
NOVA: Ice Mummies of the Inca
The NOVA crew went on an expedition to find mummies in Peru
in 1996 and made a 3-hour documentary based on their
experiences there. Visit this companion website to find out
about the expedition, what these Incas ate over 5,000 years
ago and the conflicts the surround mummies today.
NOVA: Warriors of the Amazon
Read about the Yanomami Shamans and the plants that
they still use to heal their sick.
Lewis & Clark
Enter the world of Lewis, Clark and the rest of the Corps of
Lost in the Grand Canyon
In the summer of 1869 a one-armed Civil War veteran, John
Wesley Powell, led an epic journey down the Colorado River
through the Grand Canyon. It was the last important
exploration within the continental United States.
Journey Into Amazonia
"Journey into Amazonia" features the swollen rivers,
flooded forests and dense canopy of the vast rain forest
recognized as one of Earth's natural wonders.