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Students trace sailing route of Spanish and Portuguese exploration ships. They calculate and compare distances that different explorers traveled. Students calculate how long it would take to travel an explorer's route using different velocities.
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.
Young scholars associate explorers with specific discoveries. They apply research skills to inquire about the explorers. Students switch roles with the instructor for the class to demonstrate what they have learned.
Try out an app made for young language learners. Kids acquire Portuguese vocabulary through a colorful, interactive, and image-filled experience.
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.
Sixth graders analyze key European explorers and focus on where and why they explored. They research who sponsored the explorers as well as the accomplishments of the explorers. They discuss the lasting effects of the expeditions in North America.
Fifth graders examine the history of the European exploration of the New World. They research and create replicas of many of the tools used by the explorers including a compass, quadrant, hourglass, log and map.
Students explore the Aztec culture and the Conquistadors. In this Aztec lesson, students investigate the language and culture of the Aztec civilization. Over several days and lessons, students expand their study to explore the impact of Conquistadors on this ancient civilization.
Students practice using cardinal directions, name major land masses and major bodies of water, and research exploration routes by searching Internet sites.
Eighth graders compare settlement of Jamestown to modern day exploration. They investigate portrayal real life explorers and those portrayed by media.
Students read a New York Times article in order to explore issues about the celebration of Columbus Day. They, working in groups, research the legacy of exploration and colonization. They use the research to create a first person narrative.
Students investigate global geography by viewing images in a slide-show. In this famous explorers lesson, students observe a PowerPoint presentation showing drawings of geographical locations and the explorers who found them. Students sort the images based on different categories and their understanding of the subjects.
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In this introduction to exploration study guide worksheet, students respond to 14 short answer questions. The questions correlate to assigned readings in a textbook.
Students explore the geography of Pacific Asia. The class is divided into two groups to participate in a role-play activity where they act as European explorers. Students utilize mathematics, spreadsheet and internet technology to make exploration decisions during the simulation. Through role-play, students discover European trading practices and geography of the area.
In this U.S. history worksheet, students read assigned textbook pages regarding the Age of Exploration and respond to 49 short answer questions.
Sixth graders explore the connection between the geography of America and the migration of the Native Americans to the American continents to the future conquering of the continents by the Europeans. They discuss the causes and effects of western European exploration.
Eighth graders research and discuss the early explorers, why countries sent out explorers, where they explored, and what their cultural contributions are to our US culture today.
In this explorers learning exercise, students read a detailed text about the Age of Exploration from 1450 to 1700. Students then answer 7 matching or multiple choice questions.
Fourth graders study exploration of the New World. In this Exploration Age lesson, 4th graders research early explorers and create time lines that include picture, captions, and the routes of the explorers studied.

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