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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.
In this age of exploration learning exercise, students respond to seven questions about events described on a timeline ranging from 1400-1664. This learning exercise focuses on European exploration and trade routes. Students then explain the role of the Dutch East India Company in European exploration.
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.
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.