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In this reading comprehension learning exercise, learners read a short passage about Vasco da Gama, then answer 4 multiple choice questions. Answers are included.
Young scholars 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. 
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.
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.
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. This is the perfect resource for your next class project on the Age of Exploration.
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.
In this age of exploration worksheet, learners 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.
For 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 practice detailed reading and study holiday vocabulary. They practice comparatives and superlatives.
Students 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.
For 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.
In this Europeans Explore the East worksheet, students examine a timeline to answer questions about exploration. They then explain in a written response the role of the Dutch East India Company.
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.
Students discover information about the early explorers. In this Exploration Age lesson, students watch "The Great Age of Exploration'" and respond to the provided questions about the video.
Students research famous explorers. In this exploration age 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.
In this U.S. history worksheet, students read assigned textbook pages regarding the Age of Exploration and respond to 49 short answer questions.

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