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Breaking the Ice: Who Controls the Northwest Passage?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider the global climate issue. In this Northwest Passage lesson, students examine who has sovereignty of the passage and discuss the importance of the Law of the Seas and its impact on the global climate issue. Students...
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The Search for the Northwest Passage

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders listen to lectures and research the motivations and history of the Spanish, French and English explorers searching for the Northwest Passage to India. They trace routes on maps and consider how these explorers helped shaped...
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Trading In The New World

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders study the Columbian exchange, Northwest Passage, and identify the French and North American trading. After students read from their text, they create their own worksheets with answers, and graphically organize material. ...
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Early Explorers

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research European explorers.  In this world history instructional activity, 5th graders will compare eight European explorers and identify important factual information about each.  Students will be engaged through...
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Beyond Louisiana

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the challenges that faced United States as a new nation.  In this American History instructional activity, 11th graders study the chronology of events leading up to the expedition of Lewis and Clark.  Students...
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Joseph Conrad

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Use this presentation throughout your unit or lecture series on Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. The first part of the slideshow provides a brief biography of Conrad, and is followed by a discussion on his more prominent themes. The...
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Pre-Civil War--Causes

For Teachers 7th
What caused the American Civil War? This slide show examines seven potential causes: influential people, slavery, Compromise of 1850, addition of Texas, Missouri Compromise of 1820, the Industrial Revolution, and expansion to the west....
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4th Grade Social Studies Quiz

For Students 4th
For this social studies worksheet, 4th graders complete multiple choice questions about government, wars, natural resources, and more. Students complete 30 questions.
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List of Famous Explorers

For Students 4th - 11th
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 worksheet categorizes explorers by nationality, and includes each explorer's lifespan...
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Exploring the Hudson in 1609

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
While this instructional activity focuses on a study of the Hudson River, it could be used as a template for a discussion of map skills, converting measurements, and plotting a route. The instructional activity includes vocabulary and...
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Exploring the Hudson in 1609

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners follow the journey of Henry Hudson down the river with his name. Using journal entries and maps, they learn about its exploration. They use maps to identify stages of the journey, and practice converting distances into miles.
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Hawaii: State History

For Students 4th
For this Hawaii state history worksheet, 4th graders read three pages of state history then complete 10 true and false questions.
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Arctic Passage

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students plan a survival pack for severe Antarctic weather. They identify items necessary for survival in cold climates and which factors play a parat in keeping warm in the cold.
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American Explorers Quiz

For Students 4th - 6th
In this American history worksheet, students answer questions based on famous explorers, Native Americans, and the United States. Students complete 26 questions.
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Stories That Go with the Territory

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars investigate various expeditions throughout history to new and/or uncharted territories. They work in groups to develop and 'produce' television news magazine segments about some of these historic expeditions.
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European Exploration, Trade and Colonization

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students complete many activities including mapping, reading books, and Internet research to learn about European exploration. In this European lesson plan, students study geographical mapping, trade, and colonization.
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Lewis and Clark: Lesson 1

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students research the expedition of Lewis and Clark. In this Lewis and Clark expedition lesson, students become familiar with the resources that Lewis and Clark found along their journey  Students view mental maps created at the time for...
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Fourth Grade Social Studies

For Teachers 4th
In this social studies worksheet, 4th graders complete multiple choice questions about the Constitution, natural resources, economics, and more. Students complete 25 multiple choice questions.
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Early Explorers

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders study European exploration routes and the technological advancements that occurred in the 15th and 16th centuries. They trace the routes of the explorers on maps and discuss destinations, origins, routes and dates of the...
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European Exploration

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders analyze key European explorers and focus on where and why they explored. They research who sponsored the explorers as well as the accomplishments of the explorers. They discuss the lasting effects of the expeditions in...
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KNUD RASMUSSEN – "THE OLD AND THE NEW"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars consider Inuit culture and point of view. In this Native land encroachment lesson, students read "The Old and the New" to examine the position of the Inuit tribe on the establishing of trading posts in the Arctic.
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Biomes: Arctic Changes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study global warming and its effects on the Arctic.  In this biomes lesson students write in their journals about the impact of global warming. 
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Buried in Ice: The Mystery of a Lost Arctic Expedition

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars read a novel about a lost arctic expedition by Sir John Franklin. In groups, they discuss the author's quest to determine what happened to Franklin and his crew. Using the internet, they compare and contrast the...
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Fort Clatsop: The Corps of Discovery's Winter at Fort Clatsop

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate the Lewis and Clark expedition and how it helped to shape American expansion during its early history. Students reflect upon the period of history and its implications for America.

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