17th Century Exploration Teacher Resources
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The American Holocaust: The Impact of Epidemic Diseases on North America in the 16th Through 17th Centuries
Young scholars examine the American Holocaust. In this Native American history lesson, students conduct research on infectious diseases that wiped out population of indigenous peoples brought to the New World by Europeans in the 16th and 17th centuries.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 29 Downloads
An Age of Exploration
Students investigate U.S. history by examining North American timelines. In this American exploration lesson, students research the events that led to Columbus finding America and participate in a jeopardy game regarding his adventure. Students complete Internet activities about U.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 40 Views 242 Downloads
New France, New Home - Making a Difference
Students explore story settings by completing a chart. For this storytelling lesson, students read a story about 17th Century France and the lack of women in the area. Students predict the story points before they read and complete a historical worksheet based on the history of France.
5th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 36 Downloads
The Great Explorers
Learners examine the importance of culture and economy changes that occurred due to the great explorations. For this explorations lesson, students create a list of major explorers. Learners focus on one main exploration and give an oral report.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 34 Downloads
Students study the history and culture of 17th century Japan by examining samurai. They review the format of haiku poetry and examine renga poetry. They examine Kamishibai, the Japanese storytelling form and apply it five facts they discover.
5th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 21 Downloads
Plimoth Plantation Field Trip
Take a virtual field trip to the Plymouth plantation. Using the site linked in the lesson, discover how people lived during the 17th century in this part of the country. Discuss the role of the pilgrims and native Americans in the formation of the new world.
K - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
The Children of Eric the Red Explore the West: The Norsemen Encounter Indigenous People of North America
Students read about Viking exploration and complete activities based on the Indigenous people they encountered. In this Viking exploration lesson plan, students compare and contrast stories, write a character sketch, and more.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 65 Downloads
Early European Explorers
Fifth graders complete a variety of activities surrounding European exploration of the New World. They research one explorer and write and present an essay or script in which they portray that explorer as he makes his final report to his sponsor.
5th Social Studies & History 4 Views 4 Downloads
Fifth graders research European explorers. In this world history lesson plan, 5th graders will compare eight European explorers and identify important factual information about each. Students will be engaged through game-play and interactive notebooks.
5th Social Studies & History 5 Views 51 Downloads
'European Exploration, Conquest, and Trade
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 during this era.
5th Social Studies & History 8 Views 7 Downloads
Unit 1: Cortes and the Aztecs: Different Views of the World
Students explore the Aztec culture and the Conquistadors. In this Aztec lesson plan, students investigate the language and culture of the Aztec civilization. Over several days and lessons, students expand their study to explore the impact of Conquistadors on this ancient civilization.
4th - 10th Social Studies & History 119 Views 577 Downloads
Voyages in a Bottle
Learners uncover the method for easily building a ship in a bottle. Then they fabricate a 3-D model of the ship(s) used on an exploratory sailing voyage and display it in a plastic bottle. Students also draw a map of the world their explorers believed in, in the style of the time period, and compare it to a new map.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Step by Step
Students create step books to illustrate important events. They discuss how to do things "step by step" and prepare pages to illustrate steps. They select a conquistador and create a step book to illustrate his biographical information, accomplishments, expeditions, events, and route.
4th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 21 Downloads
Imagining China through Words
When Europeans first came back with tales of China, they provided vivid written accounts and minimal visual imput. This resulted in art rendered mostly from descriptive language. Learners explore this phenomena by listening to descriptions of specific Chinese masterpieces, then attempting to use just the description to guide their drawing.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 24 Downloads
Eleventh graders study the Salem Witch Trials and the different theories for the hysteria. In this American History channel, 11th graders explore primary source documents to understand the stories of various people involved in the trials. Students write a fictional first-hand account as if living in Salem Village in 1692, which reflects one or more of the theories.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads