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Middle School World History

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A 22-lesson Middle School World History unit uses a unique problem-solving approach to teach tweens economic history. After reading articles that provide background information, pupils engage in activities and simulations that require...
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European Explorer IMovie

For Teachers 5th
Film is a wonderful way to communicate any concept or idea. Fifth graders will use IMovie and GarageBand software to create a IMovie about one of eight European explorers. They will chose an explorer, research his travels and life, then...
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European Explorers: Research Project

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
What will your students choose to include in their explorer's treasure chest? Youngsters research an early European explorer and gather items to reflect their research, such as a detailed map of the explorer's voyages, portrait, flag,...
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European Colonialism in Africa

For Teachers 7th - 10th
The uglier side of European colonization of Africa is detailed in these slides, which include pictures and information about the Belgian Congo, the Dutch South Africa, and Britain's ongoing tensions with the Boers. Students will be...
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European Explorers Database

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders watch a demonstration on how to create a new database. In pairs, they enter information about European explorers in an easy to read fashion. They save and print their databases to be used in a review game before their test.
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Magellan and Coronado

For Teachers 5th
The best part of elementary school is learning about the explorers. Take your 5th graders on a quick trip with European explorers Coronado and Magellan. Described here are their routes, personal histories, and encounters in the New...
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European Explorers

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
To compare how the Spanish, French, and English approached the exploration of North America, class groups examine primary source documents and become experts on one of four explorers: Francisco Coronado, Robert LaSalle, Samuel de...
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Columbus Was an Explorer

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Get the inside scoop on the European explorer, Christopher Columbus, with a response to reading worksheet that requires scholars to answer who, what, why, when, and a variety of other questions about the word crew.  
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European Explorers

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders research European Explorers lives. They create a Word Document, or slide show based on their research.
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European Explorer's Photo Journal

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students study early European explorers. They choose one to research and complete a photo journal of his explorations, which includes maps, articles, etc.
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Early European Explorers Map

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders create an explorer's map. In this explorers instructional activity students use a map of the world as reference to draw their own map of Europe, North America, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands. The students use...
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European Explorer Poem : Social Studies, Art, Language Arts

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders 'draw' a European Explorer from a hat, research this person and write a poem which describes the characteristics of a the Explorer.
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European Explorers Word Search Puzzle

For Students 5th - 6th
In this word search activity, students locate 15 words related to European explorers. Words include harbor, Spain, interests, and John Cabot.
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European Explorers Crossword Puzzle

For Students 5th - 8th
In this European explorers crossword puzzle worksheet, students use the 5 clues regarding explorers to help them correctly complete the word puzzle.
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Early European Explorers

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders complete a variety of activities surrounding European exploration of the New World. They research one explorer and write and present an essay or script in which they portray that explorer as he makes his final report to his...
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Life in a Box: European Explorers

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students discover European history by examining images. In this famous explorers lesson, students analyze a box of clues and information provided to them which is based on an individual explorer from Europe. Students collaborate with...
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Explorers Notebook Assignment

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders select a European explorer and accompany him on his expedition. They are required to record any pertinent information that describes the explorer's journey. Each student also write a letter to the monarch evaluating the...
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Navigating With Explorers

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students retrace the steps of European explorers to the New World and recreate the early exploration through online research and multimedia presentations. For this world history and technology lesson, students research early explorations...
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Exploring Borderlands

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What motivated Europeans to explore the New World, and what effects did their exploration have on Native American populations? The second installment of a 16-part American Passages series prompts pupils to watch a video and read several...
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Captain John Smith's Shallop

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Young explorers, all aboard the shallop to discover how early European explorers would navigate the American coastline to find resources, map terrain, and trade with Native American tribes.
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Early Explorers

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explain the reasons why Europeans decided to explore and colonize the world. In this European explorers lesson, 5th graders complete a wall matrix about the explorers and write a summary about the explorer of their choice.
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First Nation People and European Explorers

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate the characteristics of explorers. They research the factors that contributed to the first European explorers that came to North America. Students also concentrate on the interactions that explorers had with...
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Age of Exploration

For Students 6th - 11th Standards
Here is a great graphic organizer to accompany your study of early European explorers and the Age of Exploration. Learners note the specific contributions of such explorers as Bartholomeu Dias and Vasco de Gama, as well as consider the...
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Early Navigational Tools And Nautical Developments of the Early European Explorers of Africa And America.

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students identify navigational tools. They describe and label seven of the nautical advances that enabled European explorers to travel to Africa and America thereby initiating a new era of exploration.

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