Voyages of Discovery Teacher Resources
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What They Left Behind: Early Multi-National Influences in the United States
Students research the impact of European voyages of discovery and colonial influence on different aspects of American culture. They access a number of online sources and reference maps to trace the influences of England, France, Holland, Spain, Russia (among others) on the United States.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 4 Views 32 Downloads
Voyage of Discovery
Students develop a sense of the scale of our solar system by creating a one to ten billion scale model. They calculate the relative sizes and distances for the planets and asteroid belt using a guiding worksheet. To create the model they place traffic cones at the appropriate distances on a field or sidewalk and use food items such as poppy seeds and gum balls to represent each planet.
5th - 10th Science 17 Views 64 Downloads
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 477 Views 356 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Journey to the Unknown
Students explore the ocean depths. In this scenario based lesson, students pretend they are on a submarine in an unknown part of the ocean. By using clues the class discusses and determines where they are in the ocean. They follow up this activity by discussing why it is important to explore the ocean.
5th - 6th Science 4 Views 22 Downloads
Early English Exploration and Settlement of the Colony of Virginia
With resource links, a detailed procedure, embedded primary source documents, and a Readers Theater script, you're ready to teach! Re-enact historical events in order to boost historical perspective, discern main ideas, and draw inferences.
5th - 6th Language Arts 41 Views 690 Downloads
Teaching Elementary School Social Studies
Students identify possible social studies themes that can come from the video, "Voyage of Discovery". They list the five themes of geography. They develop elementary-level interdisciplinary unit plans for social study content. They identify elementary level social studies themes.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History 16 Views 10 Downloads
Mysteries of Vernacular: Yankee
An American? Someone from New England? Anyone who lives north of the Mason-Dixon line? A New York baseball player? A dandy? A short video doodles around with the etymology of all an American word and how its meaning has evolved from 1601 to the present, from the Dutch work Janke to a pejorative term for all Americans in 1758, from to a label of national honor during and after the Revolutionary War in 1783, to a mocking reference to Union soldiers during the Civil War.
2 mins 7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What Was Columbus Thinking?
Why is Christopher Columbus one of the most studied figures in history? Upper graders will investigate why Christopher Columbus traveled to the New World and what happened to the native people he encountered. They read and discuss excerpts from Columbus's letters and journals, conduct research, and complete a graphic organizer.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 47 Views 117 Downloads
Prince Henry the Navigator
Sanges, Portugal is of great significance in the world of ancient exploration. It was what was believed to be" Land's End," but as we now know it wasn't! Learn all about the travels and navigational triumphs of Prince Henry the Navigator. Wonderful photographs will make this a visual treat for learners.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 12 Downloads
East Asian Fiction and Non-Fiction Books
Readers explore East Asian culture and literature with a book folder project. Before beginning the project, learners record three beliefs they have about East Asian culture. They then select two books to read and create a display for the school library.
10th - 11th Language Arts 4 Views 17 Downloads
Assessment of Social Studies Learning
Identify various methods of assessment utilized in social studies classrooms. You will design non-traditional assessments for use in elementary-level social studies classrooms and discuss what assessment methods may be most appropriate for their grade levels and unit themes.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History 10 Views 12 Downloads
European Exploration and Colonization
Ninth graders research the lives of European explorers and the events which led to the age of exploration. They examine the efforts of Juan Bautista de Anza to explore and colonize California and prepare a class presentation with their findings.
9th Social Studies & History 10 Views 16 Downloads
Read About Science: Toys
Students complete another Read about Science with a focus on toys. Individually, they read a book of their choice about toys and define new vocabulary. To end the science lesson, they complete a KWL chart and share what they gathered with the class.
3rd - 4th Science 6 Views 8 Downloads
Legacy of Colonialism
Students explore the extent of colonialism from the early periods in the 1500's to the later years in the mid 1900's. They explain how colonization differed in regions around the world and examine the lasting effects on the colonized countries today.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 70 Downloads