Samuel de Champlain Teacher Resources
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First Impressions Through Word and Images
Students investigate how their town has changed by examining the first settlers. In this U.S. History activity, students investigate the lives of Samuel de Champlain, John Smith and other early settlers. Students write descriptive...
1st - 3rd Social Studies & History
The Order of Good Cheer: Living It Up at 'Club Champlain'
Students explore world history by participating in a role playing activity. In this famous leaders lesson, students research the explorer Samuel de Champlain and identify his most successful achievements. Students share the information...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Marquette and Joliet Explore the Mississippi in 1673
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.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Eye on Exploration: Take a Second Look
Students research the Age of Exploration. In this explorers unit, students examine why people became explorers, what the consequences of exploration were and what motivated the explorers. This is done through reading selections, studying...
5th 21st Century Skills
Then and Now: Exploration and Explorers
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...
6th Social Studies & History
Harvesting the New World: Changing Land Uses and Contact Between Cultures in Colonial Times
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.
9th Social Studies & History
Spain and France Influence in Europe and in the New World
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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts