Samuel de Champlain Teacher Resources
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To compare how the Spanish, French, and English approached the exploration of North America, class groups examine primary source documents and become experts on one of four explorers: Francisco Coronado, Robert LaSalle, Samuel de Champlain, or John Cabot. Groups gather evidence of how the explorers dealt with cultural differences encountered, the climate, and the use of resources. Then they share their findings with the whole class. A carefully crafted resource that deserves a place in your curriculum library.
Learners investigate how their town has changed by examining the first settlers. In this U.S. History lesson, students investigate the lives of Samuel de Champlain, John Smith and other early settlers. Learners write descriptive paragraphs about how their community has changed since those early times.
Middle schoolers explore world history by participating in a role playing activity. In this famous leaders lesson plan, students research the explorer Samuel de Champlain and identify his most successful achievements. Middle schoolers share the information they have researched with the rest of the class by role-playing as though they are Champlain.
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. This is the perfect resource for your next class project on the Age of Exploration.
What did the English settlers think of the Native Americans inhabiting the Chesapeake region of the United States? Learners analyze a series of documents and images to determine the English perception of the local inhabitants. A great instructional activity including extension activities, additional related lessons, primary source documents, and images.
Students locate and name the St. Lawrence River, the five Great Lakes, and the Mississippi River on a modern map. They find Quebec, Michilimackinac, Wisconsin, and Chicago on that map. They find the same places on a 1681 map.
Third graders in groups research the different regions of Canada. They create a timeline to put the major events of Canada's history in order.
In this Vermont history worksheet, learners read two and a half pages of information about Vermont history. After reading, students complete 10 true or false questions about what they read.
Fifth graders research early American explorers before writing a vocabulary booklet. They chose one explorer to create a slideshow presentation about and design a bookmark to be displayed at the local library.
Sixth graders view pictures to discuss then and now. In this exploration age lesson, 6th graders view pictures as primary sources and discuss the differences between then and now. Students recognize the reasons people explored. Students complete worksheets.
Ninth graders differentiate the Native American and European values. In this world history lesson, 9th graders define colonialism in their own words. They study the effects of epidemics and other diseases to Native American populations.
Life for the early colonists must have been very difficult. Fortunately, key concepts, vocabulary, and people from the colonial period will be no trouble for your class after they view this presentation. Here are 20 slides, each containing a single concept or word and definition, all related to colonial times.
Students examine the conditions in France and Spain during the Middle Ages and the Discovery of America. In groups, they compare and contrast the political situations in both countries and what effect they had on the New World. To end the lesson, they discuss the effects of the French Revolution and how certain people can have effect on the history of the world.
Students study the different early European explorers that came to the Americas, They complete the following explorer project. They work in pairs and choose one explorer from the provided list.
In this European explorers crossword puzzle worksheet, learners use the 5 clues regarding explorers to help them correctly complete the word puzzle.
Students discover information about the early explorers. In this Exploration Age lesson, students watch "The Great Age of Exploration'" and respond to the provided questions about the video.
Students research famous explorers. In this exploration age lesson, students research the accomplishments of John Cabot, James Cook, Francis Drake, Martin Frobisher, and Henry Hudson. Students use their research findings to create maps of the explorers' routes.
Fifth graders research the history of Ontario, Canada. In this history of Canada lesson, 5th graders gather information and use it to design an informative poster to display.
Class members use primary sources to craft an essay about early Champlain Valley History. I would use this as a homework assignment.
Twelfth graders create an electronic presentation documenting information about St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. Using research from an interactive web exhibit, 12th graders create a PowerPoint presentation documenting the human attributes of the time period they are researching and present their project to the class.