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Columbus Was an Explorer

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Get the inside scoop on the European explorer, Christopher Columbus, with a response to reading learning exercise that requires scholars to answer who, what, why, when, and a variety of other questions about the word crew.  
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Down to the Sea in Ships...Really!

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students discuss the travel of ancient sailors and the use of ships. They complete a Venn diagram, and compare and contrasts the two points of view on ancient ship travel.
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Explorers of the New World

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research explorers and explore how exploration affected the Western Hemisphere; students demonstrate competency in using multimedia encyclopedia and information software, and present PowerPoint presentation to class with two...
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Early Travel Routes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore explorers in the Pacific Northwest by examining primary source documents. After the research is finished students write a journal as if they were one of the explorers. Visual aids are needed as well.
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Famous Explorers

For Students 4th - 5th
In this world explorers instructional activity, students use the map of North American and the labeled sites to help them find the other explorers and places name after them.
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"Hard Luck" La Salle

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine life of French explorer, La Salle, and how he impacted settlement of Texas and the establishment of Catholic missions in Texas; students write letters from the perspective of an explorer.
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Act-It-Out Columbus Boat

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students investigate the trip Christopher Columbus took to the new world.  For this U.S. History lesson, students create a fictional ship from cardboard and construction paper simulating the ship Columbus used to get to the New World....
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Explorations of the Americas

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research different European explorers. In this European exploration lesson, 5th graders receive a "mission envelope" with the name of an explorer and their mission overview. They research this explorer and assume the...
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Zoom-in: Christopher Columbus

For Teachers K - 1st
Learners investigate Christopher Columbus.  In this world explorers instructional activity, students view a PowerPoint presentation in which partial pictures are shown.  Learners predict what will happen next in a sequence of pictures...
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Life for the Pilgrims on the Mayflower and in the "New World"

For Teachers K - 4th
What was life like for the Pilgrims traveling on the Mayflower? Elementary historians explore the Pilgrims' experience on the Mayflower before creating a map of the journey a drawing of the ship.
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Cyberhunt: Ahoy! Columbus

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars explore world history by participating in a biographical activity. In this Christopher Columbus lesson, students utilize the Internet to research historical facts about the man who founded America. Young scholars complete...
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The Tudors: Tudor Exploration

For Teachers 6th - 8th
If you've just covered the Tudor kings and queens, you'll love this presentation describing Tudor exploration. It covers the Tudor navy, ships, explorers, and reasons for exploration. The slide show also includes rich images,...
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Lesson 3: On the Road with Marco Polo: From Hormuz to Kashgar

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young explorers examine the route that Marco Polo and his father traveled to reach China. They examine online maps of the Silk Road and harsh terrain of Afghanistan to determine challenges that may have been encountered during travel.
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Magellan

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students identify the route of Magellan's voyage. In this map skills lesson, students use a globe to identify various coordinates where Magellan traveled.
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Examining Passenger Lists Lesson Plan

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students learn about the colonists that settled in the New World.  For this famous explorers lesson, students learn about famous explorers and how they used to keep diaries about their travels.  Students read passenger lists from ships...
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An Adventure to the New World

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders role play the position of an explorer traveling to the new world. They research the explorers journey and create their own explorer's notebook. They complete different activities and then present their evidence to the class.
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Columbus Postcard

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine Columbus's discoveries in the Americas. In this Christopher Columbus activity, students determine the purpose of the explorer's voyages and then write postcards from his perspective to his parents describing his voyages.
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Christopher Columbus

For Teachers 3rd
In this Christopher Columbus worksheet, 3rd graders will read a six paragraph passage. Students will then answer seven multiple choice questions about what they have read.
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Age of Exploration

For Students 6th - 8th
In this world history activity, students utilize a word bank of 10 terms or phrases to answer 10 fill in the blank questions about the Age of Exploration. A short answer question is included as well.
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Columbus Day (Native American Perspective)

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Teach your class the perspective Native Americans had on Christopher Columbus. They will examine the effects of Christopher Columbus' exploration on the Native Americans using a reading theater and a carousel brainstorming activity. They...
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Schedule: To the Pole

For Students 6th - 7th
In this reading a schedule activity, students study the schedule for cruise ship arrivals and departures. Students answer 5 questions about the schedule.
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For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students study Columbus and look at a map to determine where he landed and what would have been a more direct route.  In this studying Columbus lesson students discuss what they observed. 
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Discovering the New World

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study the different early European explorers that came to the Americas, They complete the following explorer project. They work in pairs and choose one explorer from the provided list.
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Constellation Mapping

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers plot constellations on a grid map. They discuss the various ways early explorers planned their travels. Students identify and recognize major constellations. They color their maps and take them home to try to find...

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