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Fourth graders read cards about the explorers: Coronado, Lewis, and Clark, Pike, and Long. In this influential expeditions lesson, 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.
Fourth graders discuss the importance of Coronado's expedition through Texas and the trials his men endured during the journey. They view and discuss a map of Coronado's route, the effects of weather on the Great Plains, and Buffalo. They read and discuss Coronado's description of traveling on the Great Plains, surviving a hailstorm, and the betrayal of the Turk, their Indian guide.
Dive your class into a reading of Island of the Blue Dolphins with this in-depth study guide. Breaking the novel into three parts, the resource begins each section with a focus activity that identifies a specific theme or question to be addressed in the reading. Learners are then provided with background information, key vocabulary, and a graphic organizer to use while taking notes, before answering a series of five comprehension questions. Each of the three sections concludes with extension ideas for writing and discussing key concepts from the book. Also included are reading guides for five additional pieces of writing that encourage young scholars to expand their learning and make connections between multiple texts. A thorough resource that supports students in reading and understanding this award-winning novel.
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.
Young scholars explore early contact between the Hopi and Spaniards. In this social studies lesson, students research the establishment of Spanish missions on Hopi lands and the influences of the Spanish on Hopi culture. Young scholars write a news script and report on the relationship between the Spanish and the Hopi.
Students map the classroom by marking the movement of the first Americans' migration from Alaska down into North America. To improve their skills in map-reading and sense of direction, students identify physical features of the map and land. Students also role-play land-hunger and conquest.
Engage your fifth graders in a Socratic discussion on the impact European explorers had on Native American culture. Everything is outlined in a highly structured fashion, from what the teacher does, to what the student does. The lesson focuses on students reading and using the included informational text to compose an essay. Some very handy worksheets to help organize the discussion are also included. Note: While the idea of a Socratic discussion is great, the reading passage and writing expectations may be beyond some fifth graders' abilities. Graphic organizers or other scaffolding methods may be needed.
Young scholars compare foods available for the Pilgrim's Thanksgiving with contemporary Thanksgiving foods. After reading information about the first Thanksgiving, pupils create a menu and compute the cost of a turkey dinner, using grocery ads. They write an essay entitled "How to Cook a Turkey." In addition to the language arts portion, class members complete several related math activities.
Show your class the world of short report writing. Beginning with the book How to Lose All Your Friends, class members identify the elements of an effective paragraph and analyze written examples. They plan and write paragraphs and short reports about animal classification, explorers, and the solar system.