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The Age of Early European Explorations & Conquests

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Your students' world will literally take shape in this presentation, which chronicles the growing edges of the (flat) earth during European Exploration of New Worlds. Dias, da Gama, Magellean, and Columbus are key players in this game of...
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Europeans Explore the East

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this age of exploration worksheet, students respond to seven questions about events described on a timeline ranging from 1400-1664. This worksheet focuses on European exploration and trade routes. Students then explain the role of the...
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European Exploration, Trade and Colonization

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students complete many activities including mapping, reading books, and Internet research to learn about European exploration. In this European lesson plan, students study geographical mapping, trade, and colonization.
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Native Americans of the Chesapeake Bay: Using Primary vs. Secondary Sources

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Discover the rich Native American culture that existed at the time of early European exploration into the Chesapeake region through analysis of several primary and secondary sources.
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European Exploration From 1400-1700

For Students 7th - 8th
In this European exploration worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer with facts about reasons and obstacles for exploration, achievements of explorers and impact on Spain, France, England and Portugal.
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European Exploration & Discovery

For Students 9th - 12th
An online interactive world history learning exercise challenges learners to answer 11 multiple choice questions regarding the Exploration Age. They then may submit their answers to be scored.
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The Mystery of Exploration

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students comprehend the history of European exploration of North America. They are introduced to basic reasearch techniques. Students focus on four explorers who visited New York State: Verrazano, Cartier, Champlian, and Hudson. They...
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AIH-14: Changes to American Indian Cultures

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore American Indian cultures and changes caused by European exploration in North America.
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Lesson 6: Examining Events from Different Perspectives Friend or Foe?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders sequence events of European exploration and colonization by creating timelines. They define the differences between primary and secondary sources. They discuss claims to Texas land in the 17th Century.
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The Effects of European Exploration on the Americas

For Teachers 7th - 11th
In this effects of European exploration on the Americas study guide worksheet, students read a brief overview pertaining to the time period in world history and then respond to 2 reflection questions.
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European Exploration of North America

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students listen to teacher lecture and then discuss European exploration in North America. They focus on the motivation, obstacles, and accomplishments of the Spanish, French, and English explorations.
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European Exploration

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders analyze key European explorers and focus on where and why they explored. They research who sponsored the explorers as well as the accomplishments of the explorers. They discuss the lasting effects of the expeditions in...
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European Explorers

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students research one of seventeen explorers before filling in a worksheet. Next, they write a song verse using the information and sing it to the tune of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat." On the next day, they play a game of "Who Am I?" using...
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The Age of Exploration

For Students 8th Standards
Christopher Columbus did not have a lot of evidence to prove that he was in India, but language arts pupils have plenty of evidence to prove that he wasn't. Delve into the world of European exploration with a reading activity about...
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iTravel

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore St. Augustine, Florida. They plan a two-day trip, selecting landmarks and attractions to be visited. Students create and present a movie about St. Augustine.
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Europeans Explore the East

For Students 9th - 10th
For this Europeans Explore the East worksheet, students examine a timeline to answer questions about exploration. They then explain in a written response the role of the Dutch East India Company.
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Glory, God and Gold: Voyages and Adventures - America 1500

For Teachers 2nd - 7th
By providing an in-depth and interesting overview of European exploration in the New World, this presentation would be a wonderful complement to a unit on this topic. The 17 slide presentation is both thought-provoking and informative....
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The Lewis and Clark Expedition

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate U.S. History by defining the voyages of Lewis and Clark. In this famous explorers lesson, students analyze the American Indian's point of view of European exploration by watching an educational DVD. High...
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European Exploration and Colonization

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders research the lives of European explorers and the events which led to the age of exploration. They examine the efforts of Juan Bautista de Anza to explore and colonize California and prepare a class presentation with their...
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European Exploration

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders use their research information to design their explorer slide using PowerPoint after observing the teacher's model. They design the first slide as a team coming up with a title, slide 2 should give background, slide 7...
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The Age of Exploration

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Do you want to give your class a quick glance at the Age of Exploration? Well, here's your chance to show a presentation with minimal information and cool pictures. Useful to incite a class discussion or inquiry, but lacking in detail....
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Ancient Mexico: Mayan, Incan, and Aztec Civilizations

For Teachers 7th - 10th
A basic overview of the early civilizations of Central America, this slideshow would be a good foundation for a lesson on the characteristics of these three tribes. It would fold into a unit on world cultures or European exploration...
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The Great Exchange

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine the connection that the present has to the past and how different cultures impact each other with lasting results. They discuss European exploration in North America and West Africa by describing cultural...
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Exploring European Countries

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Your class members will each explore a European country of their choice and report back to the class using a creative PowerPoint or Prezi. They will not only include a basic introduction to the country, but also what they discovered...