1400s Teacher Resources
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New Review Become a Journalist
Explore the newspaper as a unique entity with a detailed and extended unit. The unit requires learners to consider the newspapers' role in democracy, think about ethics, practice writing and interviewing, and examine advertising and news content.
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Great Age of Exploration (1400-1550)
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 goldmine for ideas and activities associated with exploration in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Hands-On History: Explorers
Bring history to life with this collection of hands-on early explorer activities. From creating a flip book about the Vikings' exploration of North America to a reader's theater performance about Christopher Columbus' search for the Indies, this resource offers learning experiences that will engage the whole class in learning about European explorers.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Number Sense and Numeration: Integers - Objects Model
Here is a comprehensive task for your middle school mathematicians regarding the multiplication and division of integers. Word problems and practical problems abound, while occasional graphics make the page more visually appealing. A couple of related website addresses areprinted at the top of the page with games that reinforce the same skills.
7th - 9th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan for Japan
The effect of cultural beliefs on the progress and industrialization of a society is an interesting idea to consider, and this is certainly true in this lesson on feudal Japan. Your young historians will read informational texts on samurai and their use of Bushido, and then discuss how perhaps these beliefs and those of China may have contributed to one country's superior advancements and industrialization.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
Students work in groups to imagine, research and simulate a dinner party involving an author, a fictional character, and a significant historical figure as dinner guests. The activity uses Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and the time period of the 1300s as a model.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Renaissance Festival: Classroom Study Guide
This resource incorporates a variety of worksheets on the Renaissance, from crossword puzzles and timelines to an activity designing a family coat of arms. If you are considering hosting a Renaissance fair in your class or you're searching for activities that offer a broad overview of the period, then this is a good resource to get you started.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Renaissance and Reformation Test Preparation
This multiple-choice assessment on the Renaissance and Reformation reviews topics from humanism and the protests of Martin Luther to Italian city-states. While this is a traditional assessment designed by a textbook publisher, you can use some of these questions as part of a general review or as an opportunity to practice test-taking strategies.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring Modern Human Migrations
Using maps, images, websites, and handouts, learners will work to understand the nature of human migrations. They'll compare and contrast human migration from the past to the present, identify causes for migration, and trace migration routes on the map.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Let's Spice It With Pepper
Pupils identify and locate the areas in which pepper and spices orginated. On a map, they locate the areas and write the name of the spice that is found there. They use historical events to trace its route to the Americas. They answer geographical questions to end the instructional activity.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
Investigate the culture and economics or Southern Africa in this text-companion learning exercise. Learners read about the gold trade, apartheid, wealth division, and traditional lifestyles in this region. They take notes and answer 4 short-answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Characters On Parade - The Triumphs of Love, Chastity, and Death and The Triumphs of Fame, Time, and Divinity
Kindergartners examine pieces of artwork and make masks to wear in a classroom parade. They examine images of The Triumphs of Love, Chastity, and Death, and The Triumphs of Fame, Time, and Divinity. After looking at the characters that are depicted in the images, they create masks to be worn in a parade.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts
Should the Ming End the Treasure Voyages?
During the first century of Chinese Ming dynasty (1368-1644), the government sent out a total of seven voyages into the Indian Ocean. Young historians will discuss, explain, role play, and compare the decisions made by rulers during the Ming dynasty.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History