Vasco da Gama Teacher Resources
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Reading Comprehension Quiz: Vasco da Gama
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a short passage about Vasco da Gama, then answer 4 multiple choice questions. Answers are included.
Who Where They?
Students associate explorers with specific discoveries. They apply research skills to inquire about the explorers. Students switch roles with the instructor for the class to demonstrate what they have learned.
Europe Discovers the Riches of India
Interpreting text is vital. Middle schoolers read a 1 page passage describing why Europe was so interested in colonizing India. After reading, they answer 8 comprehension questions.
The Age of Early European Explorations & Conquests
Your students' world will literally take shape in this presentation, which chronicles the growing edges of the (flat) earth during European Exploration of New Worlds. Dias, da Gama, Magellean, and Columbus are key players in this game of navigational chess, and students will be interested to see where each piece lands. Maps of the "known world" as well as photos of slave ships will also grab your students' intrigue.
New! List of Famous Explorers
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.
Europeans Explore the East
In this age of exploration worksheet, students respond to seven questions about events described on a timeline ranging from 1400-1664. This worksheet focuses on European exploration and trade routes. Students then explain the role of the Dutch East India Company in European exploration.
CSAP Preparation: Don't Wait for the "Eleventh Hour"
Fifth graders participate in language arts activities designed to prepare them for taking standardized tests. The language arts format covers science and social studies content. Handouts and worksheets are included in the lesson.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read 5 short passages and answer multiple choice questions about what they read. Students complete 4 questions for each story.
The Discovery of the Americas: A Play About Early Explorers
Students perform a play about the early explorers to America.
20 Dream Holidays for the 21st Century
Students practice detailed reading and study holiday vocabulary. They practice comparatives and superlatives.
Learners study about geography and weather by reading about a round-the-world endurance sailboat race. They complete worksheets as they follow the legs of a sailboat race.
Creating a Website on Explorers
Students identify and research famous European explorers using a variety of sources. They compare and contrast the explorers drawing conlusions about the importance of each explorer. They design a web page on one explorer of their choice.
Worksheet #13 Questions - Columbus in the New World
In this Columbus in the New World worksheet, students test their knowledge on various terms relating to the aforementioned topic in ten fill in the blank questions.
Europeans Explore the East
In this Europeans Explore the East learning exercise, students examine a timeline to answer questions about exploration. They then explain in a written response the role of the Dutch East India Company.
Regents High School Examination: Global History and Geography, August 2009
In this global history and geography standardized test practice worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice, 1 essay, and 15 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of world history and geography.
The Exploration Age
Students discover information about the early explorers. In this Exploration Age instructional activity, students watch "The Great Age of Exploration'" and respond to the provided questions about the video.
Students research famous explorers. In this exploration age instructional activity, 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.
Chapters 14 & 15 – Age of Exploration
In this U.S. history worksheet, students read assigned textbook pages regarding the Age of Exploration and respond to 49 short answer questions.
The Age of Exploration
Do you want to give your class a quick glance at the Age of Exploration? Well, here's your chance to show a presentation with minimal information and cool pictures. Useful to incite a class discussion or inquiry, but lacking in detail. Appropriate for fifth through eighth grade.
Henry Hudson: 400th Anniversary of Discovery
Commemorate the discovery made by Henry Hudson and delve into the Age of Exploration.