Congratulations! Our class has been chosen by The World History Association to take place in their annual “Great Debate.” Each year the WHA chooses an important person in world history and names him or her a “Historical Hero.” This means that this person is considered extremely influential and still has value today. The WHA wants us to choose our own classroom “Historical Hero,” by focusing on four of the most important European explorers. These four men traveled across the Atlantic Ocean from countries in Europe to seek new discoveries. They traveled from the Eastern Hemisphere and the content of Europe, to the Western Hemisphere, in what is now known North and South America.