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History of Ponce de Leon in Florida
Based in sound Educational Theory, this lesson uses art to convey the story of Ponce de Leon. Mild to moderately disabled students hear the story of the Fountain of Youth, examine a paining of Ponce de Leon, and act out a scene as Ponce de Leon.
6th - 8th Special Education 5 Views 26 Downloads
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
Sort It Out - Explorers: Columbus, Ponce de Leon, Cartier, Newport
Fifth graders determine how exploration leads to change. In this exploration lesson, 5th graders examine several photographs and documents about Columbus, Ponce de Leon, Cartier, and Newport. Students analyze and categorize the sources according the explorers they represent.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 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
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 6 Views 36 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 3 Views 13 Downloads
European Explorers Cards: Research, Make and Trade
Students examine the reasons the explorers went searching for new land. In this U.S. History lesson, students research a specific explorer to find details about them such as the obstacles they encountered and their achievements. They also utilize map skills by analyzing the regions famous explorers discovered.
K - 3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 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
I'll Trade a Ponce de Leon for a Columbus...
Third graders research the discovery of the Americas by various explorers. They create a multiedia presentation about an explorer of their choice including their motivations, obstacles, and successes. Their explorer information will be placed in a class database.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
The Great Age of Exploration (1400-1550)
Delve into the Age of Exploration with this activity-packed resource! Complete with a pre-test, discussion questions and quiz for a 30-minute video on the period, map activities, timeline of discoveries, vocabulary, etc. this is a goldmine for ideas and activities associated with exploration in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 268 Views 217 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 74 Views 71 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
Top Secret Sensitive Information
Bring the multiple cultural perspectives of a state to life in a lesson designed to challenge assumptions. Learners develop criteria to evaluate different cities, looking to find the one that should be "the heart of Florida capital." A playful element involves using "Top Secret" folders with informational texts from which the class will draw their conclusions.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 4 Views 135 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Navigating Through Capital History
Fourth graders research the history of Tallahassee using a Website and other materials to determine why the capital is where it is today. They organize the information on a timeline and investigate the "heart" of Florida.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Distinguished Discoveries: Florida quarter reverse
Florida's state quarter has an image of a space shuttle and a Spanish Galleon on its reverse side. Pupils will examine the state quarter and think about how the Spanish explorers and Space explorers are the same and different. The class will be split into two groups and either research the Spanish or Astronauts, then they get together to create a Venn Diagram comparing the two.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
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 34 Views 115 Downloads
The Heritage of Puerto Rico and Cuba
Students examine the influences of the Hispanic culture in the United States. In groups, they read about the life of a slave in Cuba and identify the misconceptions are discussed. As a class, they define racism, read an essay and discuss how it relates to society today.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 57 Downloads