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Learners discover the Age of Exploration by comparing and contrasting the explorations of Zheng He, Christopher Columbus, and Vasco da Gama in this engaging history episode. The narrator discusses who may be considered the greatest mariner of the fifteenth century, as well offers the opportunity for your class members to clearly analyze the objectives and accomplishments of three noteworthy explorers.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a short passage about Vasco da Gama, then answer 4 multiple choice questions. Answers are included.
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.
By providing an in-depth and interesting overview of European exploration in the New World, this presentation would be a wonderful complement to a unit on this topic. The 17 slide presentation is both thought-provoking and informative. Both you and your students can enjoy looking at the colorful pictures, detailed maps, and lists of facts about such famous explorers as Ferdinand Magellan.
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.
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.
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. 
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.
Using two main word banks, learners complete sentences about jobs, professions, and historical figures. They review skills and decide which job is the best fit, and then fill in the blanks about famous writers, kings, and inventors. The second part of the instructional activity reviews the past tense in paragraphs where kids complete the sentences with various verbs.
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 instructional activity 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.
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.
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.
Students perform a play about the early explorers to America.
Students research details about ancient trade routes such as the silk, amber, tin, and incense routes. They make a map showing the trade routes and add details to maps, such as keys and samples of products traded. They compare ancient trade routes to commerce today.
In this Europeans Explore the East worksheet, learners examine a timeline to answer questions about exploration. They then explain in a written response the role of the Dutch East India Company.
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.
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.
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.

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