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339 resources with the concept the age of exploration

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Exploring Explorers

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students research a selected explorer and teach their small group about their explorer during a jigsaw activity. Independently they write a letter as if they were on a voyage with their explorer, and create a world map that includes the...
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Exploring Explorers

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders illustrate the routes taken by different explorers on a world map. They explain the need for the different exploration voyages. Students explore the web for information that may contain different points of view or...
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European Explorers

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Young scholars 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?"...
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Exploration--Widening Our Horizons

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine the difficulties of exploration and some of the motivations for exploration. They investigate various types of explorers and identify the difficulties faced by the New World explorers. Students create a journal of...
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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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Settling Nroth America: Improvisation and Playwriting

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students map the classroom by marking the movement of the first Americans' migration from Alaska down into North America. To improve their skills in map-reading and sense of direction, students identify physical features of the map and...
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Artists as Explorers

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students brainstorm a list of famous explorers from the past. In groups, they complete a worksheet analyzing the art of Karl Bodmer and how one could view him as an explorer as well. They answer discussion questions to end the lesson.
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Review

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders review and assess their knowledge on the big picture of exploration and the origins of early America. They piece together all the pieces of the puzzle from the past two weeks of study on trade, technology, exploration and...
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What is an Explorer

For Teachers K - 1st
Students become explorers. They examine a picture of an explorer and create props to explore within the classroom. Students are studying the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. They explore how to read a map and create a map of the classroom...
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Routing Explorers

For Teachers K - 4th
Pupils read excerpts from an explorer's journal and then become investigators and navigators themselves. Students answer questions about the difficulties and time it took for the explorers to travel from Washington to New Orleans and...
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This Just In: Exploreer Neets Wabanaki Indians

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars engage in a research of the Wabanaki Indians using a Social Studies textbook. Then the teacher reviews the information with the students. Then they work in groups to decipher the meaning of a primary source document and...
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Wisconsin Through the Ages

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders research Wisconsin explorers. They analyze sources for information related to a Wisconsin explorer or missionary. They create a rough draft and edit and type a final draft including a profile of their explorer and...
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Sign Me Up

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students identify the various problems facing early explorers and their companions when planning a trip. Working in groups, students are assigned the role of explorer or companion. They simulate the recruitment process and are selected...
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Rivers to the West

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss the Lewis and Clark expedition, and the reasons they may have chosen to follow certain rivers. They list the rivers that start from St. Louis and follow the route of Lewis and Clark. Students trace and label the rivers...
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I'll Trade a Ponce de Leon for a Columbus...

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders research the discovery of the Americas by various explorers. They create a multiedia presentation about an explorer of their choice including their motivations, obstacles, and successes. Their explorer information will be...
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Voyages of Discovery

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Young scholars create individual "travel logs" for a world explorer whom they studied in history class. This instructional activity is an interdisciplinary activity for the Language Arts and History classroom.
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Inventors/Explorers Newspaper articles

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders are introduced to different important historical figures by researching them and creating a newspaper article about the event. This lesson is designed to be used in collaboration with your librarian.
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Researching a Famous Explorer

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders use print and electronic resources to research an explorer. As a class, they brainstorm a list of information to find about their explorer and ask their librarian questions. They use the information they collect to write a...
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Why Explore?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students participate in a class discussion on why people explore. In groups, they create a list of the goods they can acquire and how they can survive if they find food while exploring. Using the Internet, they research famous explorers...
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Pathways to the Future

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners draw a pathway and create a movement phrase along that same path using specific movement vocabulary. The phrases are performed in class and rubrics are used for assessment. Meets State standards for the arts.
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Exploration of North America

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine some famous explorers who have helped to discover our country. They discuss explorers from three countries today. They are: Spain, Portugal, and England.
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Leaves

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners explore, observe, and collect leaves from outside. They make journal entries, discuss the differences and common features of leaves and what function leaves serve. They will discuss the plant and tree leaves. Students draw...
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Redwood Trees: How Does Water Get to the Top of the Tree

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss photosynthesis. They explore and discuss surface tension, hydrogen bonding and capillary action with hands on experiments. They make journal entries and draw pictures of the different stages of the experiments.
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Route Reconstruction

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students trace sailing route of Spanish and Portuguese exploration ships. They calculate and compare distances that different explorers traveled. Students calculate how long it would take to travel an explorer's route using different...