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The Fountain of Youth
Seventh graders study Ponce de Leon and the Fountain the Fountain of Youth. Using a real life analogy, 7th graders compare the skills of a conquistador to that of a professional basketball player. They discover reasons why the conquistador was easily able to defeat the natives.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Map Skills: Explorers, Continents, and Oceans
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.
3rd Social Studies & History 7 Views 37 Downloads
Discovery, Ship to Shuttle
The history of Florida is explored in this lesson which covers topics from Ponce de Leon to space travel. Learners listen to stories about Ponce de Leon's search for the fountain of youth and then move on to a discussion of the space shuttle and the work of astronauts.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Sort it Out - Explorers: Columbus, Ponce de Leon, Cartier, Newport
Students determine why famous explorers, explored. In this explorers lesson, students sort pictures using SMART software. Students will discuss reasons for exploring, what exploring accomplishes, and what several famous explorers did.
Pre-K - 2nd Social Studies & History 4 Views 13 Downloads
Exploration of the Americas
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.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 33 Downloads
List of Famous Explorers
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 worksheet categorizes explorers by nationality, and includes each explorer's lifespan and famed voyage of exploration.
4th - 11th Social Studies & History 86 Views 82 Downloads
Puerto Rico . . . Its Land, History, Culture, and Literature
Students examine Puerto Rico's location and from its geographic location, reflect on its culture and people. They also read a play by a Puerto Rican author. This is an excellent cross-curricular unit, including history, geography, and literature.
5th - 7th Language Arts 15 Views 39 Downloads
How the story of Columbus' Discover Fits into Time
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.
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 101 Downloads
History of Christopher Columbus; History as a hook for journal entry writing
Third graders write a journal entry. In this journal writing lesson, 3rd graders view pictures related to Columbus. After ordering pictures chronologically, students select one to write a journal entry from Columbus' viewpoint.
3rd Languages 3 Views 12 Downloads
Make Mine Turkey
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.
1st - 5th Language Arts 21 Views 185 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Spanish Influence in the U.S.
Eighth graders research the role of the first Spanish conquistadors who explored the now United States. Using the internet, they gather information on different explorers and write a paper about why he is important in American history. They practice saying English words that came from the Spanish languages and identify the major cities and states with Spanish origins.
8th Social Studies & History 43 Views 124 Downloads
I Have a Border in my Mind: the Puerto Ricans' Arts and Culture as Factors for Self-Esteem
Eighth graders study in depth the history of Puerto Rico. They gather information to write a summary that will contain the following information: Population - In Puerto Rico there are several groups who have integrated. Location - In relation to the U.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Island Culture: Puerto Rico
Students explore the culture of Puerto Rico. They create maps of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. They work in small groups to research a decade in history and add drawings and pictures to a timeline of their decade. They practice Spanish words and read folktales of Puerto Rico.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 59 Downloads
Sir Francis Drake: Through a Study of Maps
Learners discover geography of our globe by researching Sir Francis Drake. In this famous explorers lesson, students view a PowerPoint presentation of global maps and pinpoint the travels made by Sir Francis Drake. Learners identify all the towns, seas, oceans and countries he visited.
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads