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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.
Students create a timeline of Magellan's life and voyages. They write paragraphs based on the timeline events.
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.
Students perform a play about the early explorers to America.
Young scholars 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.
In daily writing prompt worksheet, learners learn that Magellan began his search for the Spice Islands on this day in 1519 and then compare and contrast sailing then and today.
In this discoverers and explorers worksheet, students read short paragraphs about Christopher Columbus, Magellan, Sir Francis Drake and Walter Raleigh.
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.
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 learning exercise 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.
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.
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.
Learners 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.
Fourth graders become familiar with the explorations of Hernando DeSoto. In this DeSoto instructional activity, 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.
The Age of Exploration provides a way for students to learn about various topics relating to geography, history, and science.
Students 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.
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.
Students 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.
High schoolers 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.
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.
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.

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