Portuguese Exploration Teacher Resources
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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.
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.
Students research early explorers from selected nations, routes, or time periods. After finding maps of exploration routes over water and land, they create a time line. Presentations are created in the form of three-dimensional models detailing the explorers travel routes.
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 instructional activity 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.
Students 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.
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 instructional activity, 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.
Learners discover the Age of Exploration by comparing and contrasting the explorations of Zheng He, Christopher Columbus, and Vasco da Gama in this engaging history episode. The narrator discusses who may be considered the greatest mariner of the fifteenth century, as well offers the opportunity for your class members to clearly analyze the objectives and accomplishments of three noteworthy explorers.
Students investigate global geography by viewing images in a slide-show. In this famous explorers instructional activity, 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.
Learners 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.
In this introduction to exploration study guide worksheet, students respond to 14 short answer questions. The questions correlate to assigned readings in a textbook.
In this explorers worksheet, students read a detailed text about the Age of Exploration from 1450 to 1700. Students then answer 7 matching or multiple choice questions.
In this U.S. history worksheet, learners read assigned textbook pages regarding the Age of Exploration and respond to 49 short answer questions.
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.
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.
Fourth graders study exploration of the New World. In this Exploration Age instructional activity, 4th graders research early explorers and create time lines that include picture, captions, and the routes of the explorers studied.
Try out an app made for young language learners. Kids acquire Portuguese vocabulary through a colorful, interactive, and image-filled experience.
Fifth graders examine the motives, progress and results of the European exploration and conquest of Asia, Africa and the West Indies from the 15th to the 17th centuries. They use maps to trace spice routes and research the role of spices during this era.
Students research one of seventeen explorers before filling in a worksheet. Next, they write a song verse using the information and sing it to the tune of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat." On the next day, they play a game of "Who Am I?" using explorer cards which they tape to their backs while classmates ask questions to identify the explorer. They hand in all paper work for assessment purposes.