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Amerigo Vespucci: March 9, 1945
In this writing prompt instructional activity, students learn the date March 9, 1945 as the day Amerigo Vespucci was born. Students then write about the following prompt: 'What part of the world would you like to sail to and explore? Why did you choose this destination?'
Meet Amerigo Vespucci
In this explorer worksheet, learners read about Amerigo Vespucci. Students use a dictionary to define cartography and astronomy. Learners answer 5 questions about Amerigo Vespucci.
The Giver: Lesson 1
Do “memories need to be shared?" Are “memories…forever?" Would you give up memory to live in a perfect world? Introduce a unit centered on Lois Lowry’s utopian/dystopian novel The Giver with a series of activities that has groups designing the components of a perfect world and considering the sacrifices that such a world would necessitate. The plan includes reading strategies, pre-reading questions, and transparencies.
List of Famous Explorers
How many famous explorers can you name off the top of your head? Four? Five? Check out this list of 25 of famous explorers from around the world. The worksheet categorizes explorers by nationality, and includes each explorer's lifespan and famed voyage of exploration. This is the perfect resource for your next class project on the Age of Exploration.
AIH-5: Westward Expansion
Fifth graders research how the westward expansion affected the American Indians.
Life for the First Inhabitants
Fourth graders trace the emergence and development of culture in Utah. They study the contributions of the American Indian culture on the development of Utah. They create their own rock art by using signs and images that show something meaningful in their life.
A Colony is Born : Lesson 3 - Marking Time
Fifth graders refer to text and timeline to fill in a graphic organizer and timeline from 1492-1607. They participate in a class discussion that allows for speedy accumulation of events and fill in their own timelines. They work in small groups to mark maps.
Columbus Day (Native American Perspective)
Teach your class the perspective Native Americans had on Christopher Columbus. They will examine the effects of Christopher Columbus' exploration on the Native Americans using a reading theater and a carousel brainstorming activity. They use the Native American point of view to write a story about Columbus, create a character sketch of him, and write letters to find out more information about Columbus.
Jackie Steals Home
Students read articles relating to Jackie Robinson's breaking of the racial barrier in professional baseball. This leads to a deeper exploration of racism in the United States. They use a variety of worksheets imbedded in this plan to study this era.
The Photographer, the Artist, and Yellowstone Park
Students recognize the impact photographer William Henry Jackson and artist Thomas Moran had on the creation of Yellowstone National Park. They write an essay describing how Jackson and Moran contributed to the creation of the American West.
AIH-14: Changes to American Indian Cultures
Students explore American Indian cultures and changes caused by European exploration in North America.
Life for the First Inhabitants
Fourth graders study the contributions of the American Indian culture on the development of Utah. They examine and create American Indian rock art.
Who Was That Man?
Develop historical analysis and interpretation with your older learners. They will study and analyze three given interpretations of Christopher Columbus' life, which includes significant events, his character, and the impact he made on the world. They then write a report about him which synthesizes the information collected. What do they think about him now, post-research?
The Columbian Exchange
Tenth graders examine the consequences of Spanish exploration of the New World on animals, humans, and plants. They read and discuss an informational handout, define key vocabulary terms, and complete a Venn Diagram with Old World and New World contributions.
The Columbian Exchange
Eleventh graders examine the significant consequences of Spanish exploration and settlement of the New World on animals, humans, and plants. They read and discuss an informational handout, define key vocabulary terms, and complete a Venn Diagram comparing the Old World and New World contributions.
A New World and the Emergence of a New Race
Students study specific terms and concepts about the discovery of America. They improve their history knowledge about some Latin American regions and their map and geography skills of the New World. They describe what is meant by Cultural Pluralism.
The Discovery of the Americas: A Play About Early Explorers
Students perform a play about the early explorers to America.
Creating a Website on Explorers
Students identify and research famous European explorers using a variety of sources. They compare and contrast the explorers drawing conlusions about the importance of each explorer. They design a web page on one explorer of their choice.
European Explorers Word Search Puzzle
In this word search activity, students locate 15 words related to European explorers. Words include harbor, Spain, interests, and John Cabot.
Europeans in the New World
In this world history worksheet, students utilize a word bank of 10 terms or phrases to answer 10 fill in the blank questions about the Europeans settlement of the New World. A short answer question is included as well.