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Third graders use a software program to make and label a map of the world. On the map, they locate the seven continents, oceans and the countries of Europe. They also draw the routes of Christopher Columbus, Juan Ponce de Leon and Jacques Cartier. They save, print and share their maps with the class.
Fifth graders research Nova Scotia to gather information to relate geography and its effect on the people who live there. For this Nova Scotia lesson, access their prior knowledge to complete a map of Nova Scotia. Students work in groups and create pictures, role play, write a song or others as a clue for a location in the Nova Scotia notes.
Third graders demonstrate knowledge of exploration by naming and describing accomplishments of explorers. They use the internet to find corresponding information on the explorer and fill in a chart that is provided. Students also demonstrate choronological order of the American Exploration as well.
Here is an outstanding series of lessons on Canada - it's geography and its history. In it, third graders locate Canada's regions, provinces, major cities, and prominent landforms. They work together in groups to gather information about Canada, and create a travel brochure about a certain area of Canada. An ambitious series of lessons for third graders, but they are written appropriately, and should be a success.
Creating an artifact that is representative of a specific time period provides an opportunity for amateur historians to understand the importance of primary sources. This resource describes the process for students to explore original or replica artifacts before researching and creating one from the era they are studying. These could include simulated diaries, propaganda posters, recipes, etc. A fun and educational activity!
This is a one-day activity to explore the Underground Railroad and its impact on Canadian immigration. Class members explore the government's immigration policies in the past and present. It requires viewing a short video clip and responding to a series of discussion questions. There is no formal assessment.
Who is Christopher Columbus and where does he fit on the timeline of history? Students explore U.S. history by viewing a slide-show of famous images. They view a PowerPoint presentation of paintings and documents showing the voyage Columbus took to America and his eventual discovery. Then they ask and answer questions about his voyage while commenting on the images. This is a very well designed lesson from the Library of Congress.
Students investigate the geography of North America by viewing and identifying places on a map. In this U.S. Geography lesson, students view a PowerPoint slide show discussing the immigration to the U.S.A. Students define several vocabulary terms associated with the immigration to North America.