Santa Maria, Nina, Pinta Teacher Resources
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Christopher Columbus Jeopardy PowerPoint
Students engage in a Jeopardy-style PowerPoint presentation on the life of Christopher Columbus. The categories are Columbus, Santa Maria, Nina, Pinta, Parts of a Ship. This excellent resource should lead to a firm understanding of Columbus himself, and the highlights of the voyages he took.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
History: The Two Sides of Columbus
Students explore the story of Columbus and events of his life. They study events concerning Columbus' journey's, his ships, and his encounters with the Honduran Indians. Using the internet and specified websites, students gather information concerning positive and negative aspects of events around Columbus' life.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Christopher Columbus: The Man, the Myth, the Legend
Learn more about maps by examining Christopher Columbus's voyage to the New World. Kindergartners will learn about basic map skills and how to identify the compass rose, oceans, and land masses. They will also discover the purpose of explorations and the history of Columbus' time period.
K Social Studies & History 5 Views 89 Downloads
Columbus Day (Native American Perspective)
Teach your class the perspective Native Americans had on Christopher Columbus. They will examine the effects of Christopher Columbus' exploration on the Native Americans using a reading theater and a carousel brainstorming activity. They use the Native American point of view to write a story about Columbus, create a character sketch of him, and write letters to find out more information about Columbus.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 6 Views 113 Downloads
Act-It-Out Columbus Boat
Students investigate the trip Christopher Columbus took to the new world. In this U.S. History lesson, students create a fictional ship from cardboard and construction paper simulating the ship Columbus used to get to the New World. Students discuss the history of the ships the Nina, Pinta and Santa Marie.
Pre-K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 39 Downloads
Sail, Sail, Sail Your Ship!
Students listen to the book, Columbus Day, by Paul Showers and discuss the historical significance of Christopher Columbus. They create Columbus Day booklets, sing a Christopher Columbus song, and develop graphic organizers.
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History 5 Views 53 Downloads
Christopher Columbus-Paper Hat
Students make a Christopher Columbus paper hat using construction paper, glue, glitter and markers. In this Christopher Columbus instructional activity, students research the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria as references for constructing their "voyage hat."
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 34 Downloads
Students read about the good and bad aspects of Christopher Columbus in Jean Fritz's book, "Where do you think you're going, Christopher Columbus?" They conduct and analyze a survey about common myths and create a pop-up book.
1st - 3rd Social Studies & History 13 Views 110 Downloads
Here is a lesson designed to be an ongoing task for the entire year. Each day of the week, learners must perform research to answer a simple historical question. This particular lesson covers the month of April, but the template presented could be reproduced for each month of the school year.
4th - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
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 335 Views 262 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Who Wants to be a Millionaire Student?
An extremely engaging and well-designed "Who Wants to be a Millionaire"-type game awaits your class. The subject is American history, with an emphasis on questions about past presidents. The usual lifelines are built into the game, and the questions get quite challenging as the game goes on.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
Voyages in a Bottle
Students uncover the method for easily building a ship in a bottle. Then they fabricate a 3-D model of the ship(s) used on an exploratory sailing voyage and display it in a plastic bottle. Students also draw a map of the world their explorers believed in, in the style of the time period, and compare it to a new map.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Zoom In: Christopher Columbus
Students explore Christopher Columbus. In this world history and technology lesson, students view a slide show depicting the voyages of Christopher Columbus. Students complete a T chart listing people, actions, and things they observed during the slide show and write captions describing the pictures which were copied to fit in their journals.
2nd - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 55 Downloads
Haiti: Exploration and Colonization
Tenth graders discuss what their prior knowledge of the exploration of the Americas/Caribbean and the history of the island of Haiti. They trace Columbus' journey from Spain to Hispaniola and locate Haiti in the Caribbean and read the passage underlining each time native people are mentioned.
10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads