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Ferdinand Magellan-A Man of His Time
Students use Microsoft Encarta and Web sites on the World Wide Web to research Ferdinand Magellan. They create a timeline of Magellan's voyages and life. They write sequential paragraphs based on the information included in the group timeline.
Magellan: A Man of His Time
Students create a timeline of Magellan's life and voyages. They write paragraphs based on the timeline events.
The Discovery of the Americas: A Play About Early Explorers
Students perform a play about the early explorers to America.
Exploration Yesterday and Today
Students compare and contrast the voyages of early explorers with the space explorations of the present day. After reading the biographies of Benjamin Banneker and Timothy Livengood, students create a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting their lives and their explorations.
September 20th Writing Prompt
In daily writing prompt worksheet, students learn that Magellan began his search for the Spice Islands on this day in 1519 and then compare and contrast sailing then and today.
Discoverers and Explorers
In this discoverers and explorers worksheet, students read short paragraphs about Christopher Columbus, Magellan, Sir Francis Drake and Walter Raleigh.
New! 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.
East Timor: The World's Newest Country
This isn't just a hand-out or a reading passage; it's more like a mini book on the history, colonization, independence, and culture of the South East Asian country of Timor. There are extensive readings and discussion questions for learners to address.
Stories That Go with the Territory
Students investigate various expeditions throughout history to new and/or uncharted territories. They work in groups to develop and 'produce' television news magazine segments about some of these historic expeditions.
Hernando De Soto's Trip Through South Carolina
Fourth graders become familiar with the explorations of Hernando DeSoto. In this DeSoto lesson plan, 4th graders recognize the routes and territories of DeSoto's explorations. Students use primary and secondary sources and research to answer questions, create a diorama and complete worksheets on DeSoto's exploration in South Carolina.
Glory, God and Gold: Voyages and Adventures - America 1500
By providing an in-depth and interesting overview of European exploration in the New World, this presentation would be a wonderful complement to a unit on this topic. The 17 slide presentation is both thought-provoking and informative. Both you and your students can enjoy looking at the colorful pictures, detailed maps, and lists of facts about such famous explorers as Ferdinand Magellan.
The Age of Exploration
The Age of Exploration provides a way for students to learn about various topics relating to geography, history, and science.
Kids can get acquainted with the island of Guam. They'll read a short paragraph, draw a picture of Guam's flag, list foods that could grow on Guam, and recall a single detail from the passage. An interesting worksheet.
Fifth graders complete a unit on early explorers. They develop a timeline, sing a Viking song, watch a video, compile a checklist of supplies needed for an expedition, participate in a scavenger hunt, write a letter from Christopher Columbus, and create a brochure.
Philipines Lesson: Coral Reefs
High schoolers examine the coral reefs around the Philippine Islands. They explore their seafood eating habits and discuss how to choose seafood which is more environmentally friendly.
Philippines Lesson: Oral Traditions
Students identify the similarities and differences between American folklore and oral traditions in the Philippines. They discover disappearing tradtions in their own communities and families as well.
The Diversity of Filipinos in the United States
ELLs are introduced to the experiences of Filipino immigrants to the United States. As a class, they discuss the various waves of immigration to the United States and state the reasons why they would leave the Philippines. They compare timelines of Filipino and Puerto Rican immigration and consider two case studies of Filipino immigrants. To end the lesson, they research their own family's immigration story. Some materials are missing in this resource, so it will needed to be supplemented.
Early American Explorers
Fifth graders research early American explorers before writing a vocabulary booklet. They chose one explorer to create a slideshow presentation about and design a bookmark to be displayed at the local library.
Europeans Explore the East
In this age of exploration worksheet, students respond to seven questions about events described on a timeline ranging from 1400-1664. This worksheet focuses on European exploration and trade routes. Students then explain the role of the Dutch East India Company in European exploration.
Matthew Henson: Heroic Explore Who Conquered Racism
Students explore the concept of racism. In this character building lesson, students read a biography about a hero Matthew Henson. Students discover the challenges he, and others, faced during a time of unfairness.