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How Magellan Circumnavigated the Globe

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Circumnavigate means to go around something completely, particularly the world. This is exactly what Ferdinand Magellan did in the late 1400s. Watch a video that explains the wonders and tough times of this magnificent journey. 
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Geography Now! Cuba

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean, and Christopher Columbus called it the most beautiful place on earth when he landed there in the 1400s. It's known for its beautiful beaches, and it has stunning mountain chains. While...
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Quattrocento Italian Art

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
The Italian Renaissance was a period of great art and architecture. Show your class the achievements that define the Quattrocento period in Italian art and style. This slide show centers around Florence, the architecture, sculpture, and...
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Age of Exploration

For Teachers 5th - 6th
What was it that made Europe so keen to explore during the 1400s and 1500s? Watch this presentation to find out about several key causes for exploration. Maritime technology, spices, the Crusades, and the spread of religion are some of...
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So Why Did They Kill Him?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders, in groups, study European absolute monarchs from the 1400's to the 1700's.
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Christopher Columbus Who?

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students recreate a "60-minutes" interview using cue cards and historical information on the Chinese explorer Zheng He. This lesson plan is an excellent introduction to World History during the 1400's.
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Native Americans at Rose Bay

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Learners examine the Timken Native Americans of the 1400s and their culture of hunter-gatherers. They study the necessary vocabulary using a number of activities.
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The Fear of Exploration Because of... Sea Monsters

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the underestimated cause as to why exploration into the western hemisphere was not common before the 1400's. They reconstruct the causes/effects of exploration to North America.
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Crusades and Culture in the Middle Ages

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Crusades sounds like a glamorous time period in the Middle Ages full of glory—but was it? Scholars find and review the truth of the Crusades' influence on the world through the resource. The study guides, separated individually by...
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Who Was Christopher Columbus?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Does Christopher Columbus deserve credit for "discovering" America? What was the impact of the Age of Exploration on native peoples? 
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Southern Africa

For Students 6th - 8th
Investigate the culture and economics or Southern Africa in this text-companion worksheet. Learners read about the gold trade, apartheid, wealth division, and traditional lifestyles in this region. They take notes and answer 4...
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Blue Beard: A Fairy Tale for Children?

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Make a study of the well-known fairy tale (in this case told by the Brothers Grimm), Bluebeard. Learners read the story, respond to several questions about the text, and practice vocabulary words from the text.
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Renaissance and Reformation Test Preparation

For Students 6th - 11th Standards
This multiple-choice assessment on the Renaissance and Reformation reviews topics from humanism and the protests of Martin Luther to Italian city-states. While this is a traditional assessment designed by a textbook publisher, you can...
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The Inn of Lost Time Reader's Resource

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Introduce "The Inn of Lost Time" by Lensey Namioka to your middle schoolers with a reader's resource page. It includes links to different activities, including a creative writing prompt about losing fifty years of your life, and a...
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Writing: Topic Sentence/Supporting Details

For Students 5th - 8th
For this writing skills worksheet, students read a piece titled "Volcano Zone!" and then respond to 6 questions regarding topic sentences and supporting details.
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Exploring Modern Human Migrations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Using maps, images, websites, and handouts, learners work to understand the nature of human migrations. They compare and contrast human migration from the past to the present, identify causes for migration, and trace migration routes on...
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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students work in groups to imagine, research and simulate a dinner party involving an author, a fictional character, and a significant historical figure as dinner guests. The activity uses Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and the time...
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Eastern Europe

For Students 6th - 8th
In this geography worksheet, learners find the missing word or phrase that best completes each of the 10 sentences pertaining to Eastern Europe.
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Nigerian Colonization Notes

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore Nigeria. In this Nigerian colonization lesson, students explore how the British occupation of Nigeria affected the people and changed their lives forever.
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Around the World

For Teachers K - 5th
Students examine how the world has changed over time. For this social studies lesson, students view a series of maps and discuss how the world has changed over the years.
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U.S. History: 1400-1600 Matching Activity

For Students 4th - 6th
In this U.S history worksheet, students match 2 sets of terms correlating to the 1400-s through 1600's in United States history.
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Africa European Conquest & Independence

For Students 7th - 12th
In this Africa study guide learning exercise, students respond to 15 fill in the blank and short answer questions based on a handout on European Conquest and Independence in Africa. The handout is not included. 
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The Museum Idea

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students evaluate and record the various types of museum careers. In this The Museum Idea lesson, students create a bicentennial time capsule, design a Museum of me, and make a classroom mini museum. In addition students visit a local...
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Central Africa

For Students 6th - 8th
In this Central Africa geography worksheet, students read about the history, culture, and life in Central Africa. Students take notes and answer 4 short answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.

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