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Third graders research Jacques Cartier. In this social studies lesson, 3rd graders view a presentation about Jacques Cartier and learn a song about the explorer.
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.
Students examine the motives for French expansion into the New World, they evaluate primary source documents to determine who, what, when, where and why.
Students determine why famous explorers, explored. In this explorers instructional activity, students sort pictures using SMART software. Students will discuss reasons for exploring, what exploring accomplishes, and what several famous explorers did.
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.
Fifth graders research Nova Scotia to gather information to relate geography and its effect on the people who live there.  In 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 listen to lectures and research the motivations and history of the Spanish, French and English explorers searching for the Northwest Passage to India. They trace routes on maps and consider how these explorers helped shaped modern history.
Sixth graders explore the geography of Canada by identifying popular explorers. For this Canadian exploration lesson, 6th graders utilize the Internet to research famous explores such as Cartier, Henry Hudson, Eric the Red and John Cabot. Students write a biographical obituary based on their research of one explorer.
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!
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.
Third graders "travel" from Europe to North America as Columbus did. They organize the information into chronoglogical order.
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.
Third graders in groups research the different regions of Canada. They create a timeline to put the major events of Canada's history in order.
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.
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.
Students investigate the geography of North America by viewing and identifying places on a map.  In this U.S. Geography lesson plan, 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.
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 discover why breakfast is important. In this nutrition lesson, students read a "Power Up With Breakfast" worksheet and discuss the importance of breakfast. Students draw pictures of fruit they would want in their breakfast shake.
Students research the types of technology and weapons used in World War I. They form groups representing countries and simulate an arms auction each bidding for the weapons of their choice. They compare their research to the auction outcome.
Students conduct research for this lesson plan is based on viewing the Historica Footprints, Normie Kwong, Russ Jackson, Ron Lancaster and Angelo Mosca. The first Grey Cup game was played on a cold, blustery day in December 1909. The 1950 Grey Cup-The Mud Bowl-was such a mess at one point that a referee mistakenly thought a Winnipeg player was drowning in a puddle.

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