Santa Maria, Nina, Pinta Teacher Resources

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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. Great resource for many purposes!
In this exploration coloring worksheet, students color a picture of the Pinta, read a paragraph regarding it and then trace and write "Pinta" independently.
Young scholars 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.
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. This is  from the Core Knowledge Sequence activities.
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.
Young scholars 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.  Young scholars discuss the history of the ships the  Nina, Pinta and Santa Marie.
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.
Students make a Christopher Columbus paper hat using construction paper, glue, glitter and markers. In this Christopher Columbus lesson, students research the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria as references for constructing their "voyage hat."
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.
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. There is an answer key provided.
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.
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.
First graders become familiar with Mayan culture, Aztec civilization and the Inca Empire.
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.
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.
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.
In this vocabulary instructional activity, students fill in the blanks for sentences and answer definition questions about vocabulary words. Students complete 4 pages, with 6 words each and 18 questions per page.
Third graders "travel" from Europe to North America as Columbus did. They organize the information into chronoglogical order.
Young scholars perform a play about the early explorers to America.
Fourth graders become acquainted with the basic facts of Christopher Columbus' discovery of America through singing the following chant.

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