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Who was Christopher Columbus? What was his part in the Great Age of Exploration? Was he an explorer or an exploiter? Bring the debate to your class with this collection of materials.
Young scholars have a lot at their fingertips, and teaching them to be wise Internet explorers is paramount to their success as learners. Here are five full lessons—with all required materials—intended to help elementary schoolers...
The 10 inquiry-based lessons in this collection, developed for NOAA Voyages of Discovery and the Ocean Explorer WebSite, give young oceanographers experience using scientific data and modeling scientific work and thinking. Beginning with...
Young explorers investigate the biodiversity of Mount Everest and the Himalayan Mountain ecosystem through hands-on and interactive activities. They examine the effects of climate change on the mountains, analyze maps, take a virtual...
EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 2a, Unit 3: Reading and Writing Like a Scientist: Observing Nature, Conducting Research, and Creating a Field Journal Entry
The 15 lessons in Unit 3 focus on the reading and writing skills scientists use while observing, researching, and recording information in field journals. The unit begins with young scientists learning how to observe and to write precise...
A 22-lesson Middle School World History unit uses a unique problem-solving approach to teach tweens economic history. After reading articles that provide background information, pupils engage in activities and simulations that require...
Think of a few of the great explorers in world history. Are you thinking of any women? Chances are, probably not, and this will most likely be the case for many of your class members. But in many ways, female explorers may exemplify...
Film is a wonderful way to communicate any concept or idea. Fifth graders will use IMovie and GarageBand software to create a IMovie about one of eight European explorers. They will chose an explorer, research his travels and life, then...
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...
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...
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...
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Delve into the Age of Exploration with a multiple-intelligences research project. Learners generate a rubric and worksheet to guide their studies and research one explorer. There is emphasis on research skills, citing sources,...
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,...
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...
Here you'll find several worksheets and mini-activities for giving your learners a great overview of early explorers, including the motivations and home countries of famous explorers and development of new technologies.
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.
Students investigate the route of an early explorer that passed into the Oregon Territory. They research the reasons for the traveled route and especially looking at the topographical features that could affect the journey. Students also...
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...
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.
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.
To compare how the Spanish, French, and English approached the exploration of North America, class groups examine primary source documents and become experts on one of four explorers: Francisco Coronado, Robert LaSalle, Samuel de...
Students create their own country and explore other unknown lands. Students identify past explorers and complete the included case of the missing trunks webquest. Students research resources and geographical features for their created...
What's life like aboard an ocean exploration vessel? Junior oceanographers examine the important role of communication in ocean research in instructional activity two of a five-part series from NOAA. The materials introduce the class to...
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