Vasco da Gama Teacher Resources
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Columbus, de Gama, and Zheng He! 15th Century Mariners
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.
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Glory, God and Gold: Voyages and Adventures - America 1500
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.
2nd - 7th Social Studies & History
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.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
The Great Age of Exploration (1400-1550)
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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Hands-On History: Explorers
Bring history to life with this collection of hands-on early explorer activities. From creating a flip book about the Vikings' exploration of North America to a reader's theater performance about Christopher Columbus' search for the Indies, this resource offers learning experiences that will engage the whole class in learning about European explorers.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Vocabulary Unit 6.2: Jobs and Professions
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 worksheet reviews the past tense in paragraphs where kids complete the sentences with various verbs.
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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 learning exercise categorizes explorers by nationality, and includes each explorer's lifespan and famed voyage of exploration.
4th - 11th Social Studies & History
Renaissance Festival: Classroom Study Guide
This resource incorporates a variety of worksheets on the Renaissance, from crossword puzzles and timelines to an activity designing a family coat of arms. If you are considering hosting a Renaissance fair in your class or you're searching for activities that offer a broad overview of the period, then this is a good resource to get you started.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Ancient Trade Routes
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.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History
Eye on Exploration: Take a Second Look
Students research the Age of Exploration. In this explorers unit, students examine why people became explorers, what the consequences of exploration were and what motivated the explorers. This is done through reading selections, studying vocabulary, conducting research, and hands-on activities.
5th 21st Century Skills
Europeans Explore the East
In this age of exploration instructional activity, students respond to seven questions about events described on a timeline ranging from 1400-1664. This instructional activity focuses on European exploration and trade routes. Students then explain the role of the Dutch East India Company in European exploration.
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
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.
5th English Language Arts