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339 resources with the concept the age of exploration

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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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For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students study three Alaska Native leaders who led their people using different methods in different circumstances. They explore the attributes of a good leader and apply that exploration to their own lives.
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Exploring New Frontiers

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students gather information about the contributions of various explorers. Using the internet, they discover the many viewpoints of those who conquered new frontiers. They examine and compare life 200 years ago to their life today.
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Explore Your World--Geography Takes You Places

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine how the world around them is constantly changing. In groups, they travel between centers in their classroom to role play the role of explorers in Washington D.C. They share their experiences with their classmates and...
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Spirit of Adventure

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students examine the possibilities available to them if they take a gap year after completing high school. They look at reasons for taking a gap year and the adventures in which they could participate. They look at geography, skills, and...
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Study of the Exploration of the New World

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students research different sites for information that will help them explain the explorer that they have been assigned for the project, where they went, and what they found. Each group then makes a presentation to the monarchy...
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Lewis and Clark in Your Local Park

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Young scholars read parts of the Journals of Lewis and Clark focusing on the descriptive writing of Meriwether Lewis. They examine pictures of animal and plant species, and listen to nature tapes. They simulate the experience of the...
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Exploration Resume Project

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders take on the role of a European explorer and create a resume, or personal data sheet, listing his achievements in reverse chronological order. They draw and label a map and list what the explorer did to add to Europe's...
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Exploring with Cartography

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students are introduced to the topic of cartography. Using the internet, they research the paths and goals of early explorers. They create a PowerPoint presentation of the information they collected. They also develop a...
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Explorers of the Local Region

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars examine the explorers of the region they live in. Using primary source documents, they create a timeline of events of local history. They identify how each period of settlement changed the community and their influence on...
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Biography Crossword Puzzle

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders examine the Age of Exploration. They complete a crossword puzzle and review their answers. They discuss the explorers impact on the new world.
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Context for Exploration

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students examine watershed maps from the Columbia River. They practice using maps and create their own watershed map. They share their map with the class.
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Explorers of the 20th Century for 5th Graders: A Follow-up to the Unit on Explorers of the Americas

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research the database for biographies on explorers. They practice their note-taking skills as they gather information about their explorer. They share their information with the class.
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Extraordinary Explorers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils, using the Internet, B41460research facts about explorers and travelers. They also state what places they have explored and share with the class.
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Little Elk, 1829

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read and analyze a speech by Little Elk. They identify the main argument, discuss the problem facing the tribe, and write a two-page response to the speech, or research the debate over the use of American Indian names and mascots.
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Tacoma Narrows Bridge

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students, in groups, create a profile of different Pacific Northwest explorers. They develop PowerPoint presentations and maps to showcase their findings.
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Historical Research on Explorers of Canada

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders study an online atlas of Canada to research an early explorer.
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Early New York Explorers

For Teachers 4th - Higher Ed
Students utilize a variety of research tools to develop an understanding of explorers. They share final project with the class.
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Charting the Discovery of the Americas

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create chart using Microsoft Word depicting how trade led to the exploration of different regions of the world.
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'European Exploration, Conquest, and Trade

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine the motives, progress and results of the European exploration and conquest of Asia, Africa and the West Indies from the 15th to the 17th centuries. They use maps to trace spice routes and research the role of spices...
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Tools of the Explorers

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine the history of the European exploration of the New World. They research and create replicas of many of the tools used by the explorers including a compass, quadrant, hourglass, log and map.
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Age of Exploration

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners work individually or in a group researching a box compass using historical information on the uses of the compass as well as the scientific theories of the compass. They create a box compass and a water compass which are...
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How the Iroquois wars impacted the people of Wisconsin

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils examine how relocation affected competition for resources They analyze a map to see population patterns and examine how previous events affected the location of current populations. They explore how the Iroquois were able to...
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Early North Carolina Exploration (warm-up activity)

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders focus on the European perspective of exploration and findings along the North Carolina coast.