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339 resources with the concept the age of exploration

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Explore the Mathematics of the Explorers

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Columbus and other explorers relied upon mathematical calculations using the Earth, stars, and ships speeds.
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The Portuguese and Spanish in the Americas

For Students 8th - 10th
Test the class on what they know with a thirty-two question multiple-choice quiz. It tests basic facts regarding the Portuguese and Spanish explorers in the Americas from the time of Christopher Columbus.
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The Encounter Between the New and Old Worlds

For Students 7th - 9th
Studying global trade during the time of exploration? This multiple-choice quiz will ensure that your learners did their reading. Questions relate to trade and exchange between Spain, Portugal, and the Americas.
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Explorers: James and the Giant Peach

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Expand readers' study of character with Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach and connect it to social studies curriculum by analyzing James as a world explorer. Readers create a character cluster (model attached) of James by citing...
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Marco Polo and China

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Globalization started a long time ago. Think back to one of the first international explorers Marco Polo. This slide-show describes what he did, how he influenced Kublai Khan, and his long journey route. Use this resource to review or...
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A Sailing We Will Go!

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate the journey that Magellan took around the world. Small groups conduct research on a ship that went on Magellan's voyage, write the story of their ship, and create a class dance that demonstrates the route taken...
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The Power of Media

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate strategies, techniques, and tools used by mass media to influence perceptions and behavior. The impact of these strategies on society, the economy, the environment, and design are explored.
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Explorers of the New World: Learning About Major Explorers of the New World

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate the principal explorers of the New World and the contributions that they made to the European knowledge about America, the development of rivalries, and the effects on Native American cultures.
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Internet Challenge Worksheet- Explorers

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this Internet challenge worksheet, students are directed to 5 specific sites to search for "explorers." Students record the number of category and site matches they get on each site. There is only one actual research question about...
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Making Sense of Our Senses

For Teachers K
Students participate in activities about the five senses. They explore objects, listen to stories and discuss the senses with classmates.
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Spanish Colonials Encounter Quechan Culture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use primary sources from the de Anza expedition of the 1770's to research colonial encounters with the Quechan people from Yuma Crossing, Arizona.
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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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Anza's Historical Journals

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students review the journal of Juan Bautista de Anza. They reflect on his first exploratory expedition into present-day California.
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European Explorers Database

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders watch a demonstration on how to create a new database. In pairs, they enter information about European explorers in an easy to read fashion. They save and print their databases to be used in a review game before their test.
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The Children of Eric the Red Explore the West: The Norsemen Encounter Indigenous People of North America

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students read about Viking exploration and complete activities based on the Indigenous people they encountered. For this Viking exploration lesson plan, students compare and contrast stories, write a character sketch, and more.
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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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Why did the Aztec and Inca civilizations disappear?

For Students 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers can analyze primary source documents to answer the question, "Why did the Aztec and Inca civilizations disappear?" They will read the provided excerpts then answer 11 different questions to uncover the ultimate answer.
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Primary Sources: Diaz and Cortes

For Students 8th - 9th
Provided are two descriptions, both from famous Spanish explorers. Pupils read each passage and then answer 2 inference questions based on how they think each description shows what Cortes and Diaz felt about the Aztecs. Show images of...
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Discovery, Ship to Shuttle

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
The history of Florida is explored in this lesson which covers topics from Ponce de Leon to space travel. Learners listen to stories about Ponce de Leon's search for the fountain of youth and then move on to a discussion of the space...
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Fayettewood Squares: 5th Grade Social Studies

For Teachers 5th
A cumulative review is a great way to prep for a test and games are fun tools. Make your class smile about social studies with this 5th grade curriculum review. Topics covered include: US Government, Amendments, Native Americans,...
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The European Conquest of the Americas

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Witness the birth of the Americas in this presentation, which details the European Explorers who contributed to adding vital details on our modern-day maps. Viewers' worlds will literally expand after seeing the results of Cortes and the...
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Big Ten Explorers

For Teachers 4th - 5th
The explorers unit is always so exciting, and sometimes confusing. If your students need to know who went where and discovered what, then they will really appreciate this presentation. This  Information on 10 famous explorers is...
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European Explorers: Hernando De Soto

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine world history by answering study questions. In this famous explorers lesson, 4th graders identify the contributions Hernando De Soto made to world history and discuss his quest for gold. Students view a PowerPoint...
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Social Exploration in Kansas

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders reflect on the relationship between the American Indians and the French, Spanish and American explorers.  In this United States History lesson, 8th graders work in small groups to discuss how the lives of the American...