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Fourth graders read cards about the explorers: Coronado, Lewis, and Clark, Pike, and Long. In this influential expeditions lesson plan, 4th graders describe and observe explorers who came to Kansas. Students locate main reasons and details as they compare and contrasts the experiences of all four expeditions. Students then read a map and review text features to complete a worksheet.
The best part of elementary school is learning about the explorers. Take your 5th graders on a quick trip with European explorers Coronado and Magellan. Described here are their routes, personal histories, and encounters in the New World. There are two quizzes to check for comprehension.
Fifth graders examine a time line of early American explorers from England, Spain, and France. They trace exploration routes on maps and write reports about early explorers. Students view a laser disc presentation, Land of Opportunity and discuss why there was so much competition to claim parts of the New World.
Fourth graders access the Internet using a TrackStar. They research Marcos de Niza, Francisco Vásquez de Coronado, and Estavan the Moor while determining the reasons for Spanish exploration. They examine the Seven Cities of Gold, and read a timeline, before making one of their own.
A wonderful series of lessons on the Spanish exploration of North America. Learners study who the Spanish came into contact with, and the influences they had on those people and the land. Through the use of technology, real-life applications, aerial drawings, and studying Native American art, pupils should develop a good understanding of these explorations and the results.