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In this discoverers and explorers worksheet, students read short paragraphs about Christopher Columbus, Magellan, Sir Francis Drake and Walter Raleigh.
Students examine how visual and literary images played an important role in the English colonization of Virginia. They analyze the importance of Thomas Harriot's Report on the subsequent development of English colonial plans for Virginia. They look at the connection between Harriot's text and the images that John White and Theodor de Bry created. They see how John Smith's written and cartographic descriptions of Virginia shape the colony's development.
For this Roanoke reading and questions worksheet, students read a two page selection about the colony of Roanoke. They answer 3 multiple choice questions, 5 fill in the blank questions, and 2 true or false questions based on the reading.
Explore pastoral poetry with your eager readers. They take notes on Sir Walter Raleigh using a "guided notes" worksheet, then read "A Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd." They work to interpret the poem's theme based on their knowledge of the poet. 
First graders listen to comprehend and to obtain new information regarding Virginia Dare, Sir Walter Raleigh and the Lost Colony. They construct a booklet of facts to recall the lesson.
In this explorers of the US instructional activity, 8th graders answer 10 short answer questions regarding the expeditions of Sir Walter Raleigh.
Train young political analysts by following the plans outlined here. After reviewing the three branches of the government, small groups analyze the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2004, identify instances of checks and balances, and write their own bill about public policy and media. The bill is a complicated text, and while there is a jigsaw activity built in, more scaffolding might be necessary. Handouts and assignment sheets are all included in the file. The lesson is part of a larger unit plan; check out the rest of the lessons on the Take the Challenge website.
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.
Introduce your young historians to primary sources. Groups examine several documents that show how individuals can experience the same events in different ways. Included in the packet are worksheets that help readers track information and permit them to contrast the perspectives of the documents. A great way to develop comprehension and critical thinking skills.
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.
Third graders "travel" from Europe to North America as Columbus did. They organize the information into chronoglogical order.
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. Read a historical document containing various perspectives on Columbus' journey to find new land. Use those documents as the basis for a Readers Theater performance focused on British colonization and commerce.
Young scholars recognize the characteristics of an extended definition.  In this Renaissance person lesson, students read a collection of short stories.  Young scholars research the definitions of Renaissance and Renaissance person.  Students write an extended definition.
The Age of Exploration provides a way for students to learn about various topics relating to geography, history, and science.
Did you know that in Japan you can drink "Poccari Sweat"? Ever heard of "Intervocalic fricatives become contrastive?" Sure. All this and more in a presentation that traces the history of English before England, in England including Old English, Middle English, Modern English, and English as a world language. Great fun for a college-level study of the history of the English language.
Students identify factual information using their textbook as a source of inquiry. They become aware that a social studies text can be an object of historical investigation and develop a sense of questioning evidence as presented in their textbook.
Seriously, 93 slides of literary terms? Yes, and well worth the time, although perhaps not all at once. The beauty here is in the concise, easy-to-understand definitions for such well-known terms as imagery and personification, as well as for more esoteric terms such as enjambment and litotes. The color-coded examples are an added bonus. 
Fifth graders research early American explorers before writing a vocabulary booklet. They chose one explorer to create a slideshow presentation about and design a bookmark to be displayed at the local library.
Students discuss the uses of a potato. In this food group lesson, students identify the five food groups and which one the potato belongs to. They create potato printing, compare different kinds of potatoes, grow a potato plant, and more.
Students choose three activities that demonstrate their knowledge of North Carolina history. In this North Carolina history lesson, students choose three activities from a tic-tac-toe sheet to complete. They research information, write a paragraph, and/or complete creative projects. They work with Native American history, pirates, folktales, and historical timelines.

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