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Santa Maria, Nina, Pinta Teacher Resources
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It's not often that you come across lessons designed for kindergartners about Christopher Columbus and the pilgrims. Here's just such a series of lessons. By listening to stories, making illustrations, dramatizing plays, and reciting poetry, young learners are introduced to two of the most important explorations in world history. This 29-page plan is absolutely packed with great educational activities, worksheets, plans of action, rubrics, and assessments to help you keep your learners on track. Fabulous!
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.
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.
Here is a lesson plan 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 plan 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.
A fabulous unit of study on The Age of Discovery, European explorers, and Christopher Columbus is here for you. In these eight lessons, pupils study the affects these explorations had on other cultures. Hands-on activities include using navigational tools, enhancing mapmaking skills, and simulations regarding first contact. This outstanding series of lessons contain video links, resource links, worksheets, and a phenomenal teacher-created test to be given at the end.
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.
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.
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.
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.