Portuguese Exploration Teacher Resources
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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 CCSS: Adaptable
Columbus, de Gama, and Zheng He! 15th Century Mariners
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.
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 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 learning exercise categorizes explorers by nationality, and includes each explorer's lifespan and famed voyage of exploration.
4th - 11th Social Studies & History
Mapping World Explorers
Young scholars 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.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Glory, God and Gold: Voyages and Adventures - America 1500
By providing an in-depth and interesting overview of European exploration in the New World, this presentation would be a wonderful complement to a unit on this topic. The 17 slide presentation is both thought-provoking and informative. Both you and your students can enjoy looking at the colorful pictures, detailed maps, and lists of facts about such famous explorers as Ferdinand Magellan.
2nd - 7th Social Studies & History
The Colonization of the United States
Bring the Age of Exploration into the 21st century with this ancestry activity! Learners get a chance to explore the complex genealogy of the Spanish settlers through watching two video clips (approximately five minutes each) featuring famous modern descendants of the colonists over 300 years later.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Europeans in Asia:The Early Years of Empire Building
European explorers traveled into Asia during the 1500s. Describe various countries, their investments, and how they interacted with people of Asia as they crossed the great oceans. Each slide provides clear and informative text to be read or used in conjunction with a full lecture.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
East Timor: The World's Newest Country
This isn't just a hand-out or a reading passage; it's more like a mini book on the history, colonization, independence, and culture of the South East Asian country of Timor. There are extensive readings and discussion questions for learners to address.
12th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Unit 1: Cortes and the Aztecs: Different Views of the World
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.
4th - 10th Social Studies & History
The Age of Early European Explorations & Conquests
Your students' world will literally take shape in this presentation, which chronicles the growing edges of the (flat) earth during European Exploration of New Worlds. Dias, da Gama, Magellean, and Columbus are key players in this game of navigational chess, and students will be interested to see where each piece lands.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Hernando De Soto's Trip Through South Carolina
Fourth graders become familiar with the explorations of Hernando DeSoto. In this DeSoto activity, 4th graders recognize the routes and territories of DeSoto's explorations. Students use primary and secondary sources and research to answer questions, create a diorama and complete worksheets on DeSoto's exploration in South Carolina.
4th Social Studies & History
The Human Body
Examine the systems of the human body with a bold, charming, and kid-friendly application. This noteworthy tool is certain to get kids interested what goes on inside of them! The eye feature uses the tablet camera to view images and show the flipped image on the retina.
Pre-K - 6th Science