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452 resources with the concept explorers

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Christopher Columbus

For Students 1st - 5th Standards
Reinforce historic knowledge of Christopher Columbus with an activity book compiled of a variety of coloring pages, puzzles, questions that spark discussion, and learning games. 
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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 worksheet that requires scholars to answer who, what, why, when, and a variety of other questions about the word crew.  
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Those Who Have Come Before Me

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Class members are transformed into explorers as they work in groups to locate hidden items and map their journey along the way. They then leave clues for other groups of students to follow, and ultimately discover how past explorations...
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European Explorers: Research Project

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
What will your students choose to include in their explorer's treasure chest? Youngsters research an early European explorer and gather items to reflect their research, such as a detailed map of the explorer's voyages, portrait, flag,...
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My Explorer Report

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
This is the perfect resource to accompany your class project on famous explorers! Learners detail basic information about their chosen explorer, his/her main events of exploration and means of transportation, and finally, illustrate the...
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Letter from Christopher Columbus to Luis de Sant Angel Announcing His Discovery (1493)

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
When Christopher Columbus landed, he found many things to comment on. Have your class read this letter that he wrote to Luis de Sant Angel in 1493. The text is split up into sections. Each section is paired with two to three...
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Columbus, de Gama, and Zheng He! 15th Century Mariners

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Learners discover the Age of Exploration by comparing and contrasting the explorations of Zheng He, Christopher Columbus, and Vasco da Gama in this engaging history episode. The narrator discusses who may be considered the greatest...
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The Great Age of Exploration (1400-1550)

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Delve into the Age of Exploration with this activity-packed resource! Complete with a pre-test, discussion questions and quiz for a 30-minute video on the period, map activities, timeline of discoveries, vocabulary, etc. this is a...
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Lewis and Clark

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Discover more about Lewis and Clark in this creative video. Students use wonderful graphics as they narrate important facts.
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Engineering an Empire - China 5/5

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Did you know that the brick and stone facing of The Great Wall is held together by mortar made of sticky rice and burnt lime? Did you know that China was the first super power of the worldÕs oceans? Admiral Zheng He commanded a fleet...
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In the Wake of Columbus

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students explore how the population decreased in native cultures.
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Prince Henry the Navigator

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Sanges, Portugal is of great significance in the world of ancient exploration. It was what was believed to be" Land's End," but as we now know it wasn't! Learn all about the travels and navigational triumphs of Prince Henry the...
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History Review: Colonial America

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Explore key moments in American history with the click of a mouse! Learners read 50 questions from different eras in early America, and watch the rest of the presentation to find more questions to answer.
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Lesson: A Spider's Perspective

For Teachers K - 5th
A fun way to grow a class of creative thinkers, is to add creative projects to your weekly line up. Kids pretend they are small insects or spiders crawling up the side of a huge building. They use vivid imagery, rich detail, and their...
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First Encounters

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders compare cultural differences. In this Canadian history lesson, 4th graders examine the language and cultural differences between European explorers and First Nations. In small groups, students role-play communication using...
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Westward With the Vikings!

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students identify Norse explorers, considered by many historians to be the earliest Europeans to sail to Newfoundland. Then they recognize the superior craftsmanship of a Viking sailing ship that would have been needed to withstand the...
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Voyages in a Bottle

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students uncover the method for easily building a ship in a bottle. Then they fabricate a 3-D model of the ship(s) used on an exploratory sailing voyage and display it in a plastic bottle. Students also draw a map of the world their...
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Mapping World Explorers

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research early explorers from selected nations, routes, or time periods. After finding maps of exploration routes over water and land, they create a time line. Presentations are created in the form of three-dimensional models...
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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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Critical Thinking About the Arrival Of Columbus

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students look at the journey of Columbus from different point of view. In this Columbus lesson plan, students complete 4 different lessons. They include point of view, role-playing, opposing viewpoints, stereotypes and racism. 
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The Period of Discovery: The Boy Columbus

For Students 5th - 8th
Learners increase their reading comprehension skills with a reading passage describing the early life of Christopher Columbus. They read the passage and then answer each of the five comprehension questions.
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Introducing Vocabulary: Christopher Columbus (Weinberger)

For Teachers K - 3rd
The story of Christopher Columbus has fascinated young historians for centuries; use this vocabulary-in-context strategy to dive into Kimberly Weinberger's picture book about this classic explorer. Begin by introducing the new words:...
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King John II of Portugal & Columbus: The Period of Discovery

For Students 5th - 7th
Having an interesting reading passage can really help some kids get into history. Here are five reading comprehension and recall questions related to the provided reading passage. They'll read about King John II of Portugal, his...
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Project Organizer: Follow an Explorer

For Students 5th - 7th
This is both a great idea and a great way to help your class organize a themed project. They use these worksheets to assist them in writing a creative historical narrative about the life and travels of an explorer. They'll compare and...