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Learners 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.
Here is a thorough, and engaging series of lessons on the ocean. Learners investigate early and modern tools of exploration, surface and sub-surface features of the ocean, the composition of ocean water and its role in the water cycle, the formation of waves and ocean currents, and marine life. This fantastic series of plans should lead to a greater understanding and appreciation for the ocean for your charges.
Fourth graders become familiar with the explorations of Hernando DeSoto. In this DeSoto lesson, 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.
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.
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.
In this age of exploration learning exercise, students respond to seven questions about events described on a timeline ranging from 1400-1664. This learning exercise focuses on European exploration and trade routes. Students then explain the role of the Dutch East India Company in European exploration.