We found 485 resources with the concept explorers
Early History and Exploration Unit
8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewWe all know about Christopher Columbus, but who else explored the Americas, and specifically, the future United States of America? Learners find out these answers and more in a resource that includes four different reading sections,...
First Contact: Lesson Plan 4 - Grades 5-6
5th - 6th CCSS: Designed
After watching Treasure in the Sea, a documentary about Channel Islands National Park and the video First Contact, about the voyage of Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo to the Channel islands, groups research and then compare the experiences of...
How Magellan Circumnavigated the Globe
6 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Circumnavigate means to go around something completely, particularly the world. This is exactly what Ferdinand Magellan did in the late 1400s. Watch a video that explains the wonders and tough times of this magnificent journey.
European Explorers: Research Project
5th - 7th CCSS: Adaptable
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,...
History vs. Christopher Columbus
6 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Intrepid explorer or ruthless exploiter? This is the perfect video to accompany the observation of Columbus Day in your class, as well as in considering whether Christopher Columbus should or should not be credited with the discovery of...
The 17th Century: Gateway to the Modern World
49 mins 11th - Higher Ed
The key ideas in this 50-minute video lecture is that commerce and trade transformed the seventeenth century, that wars previously fought over religious beliefs transformed into wars over economic resources, and that the quest for goods...
Letter from Christopher Columbus to Luis de Sant Angel Announcing His Discovery (1493)
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
When Christopher Columbus landed, he found many things to comment on. Have your class read this letter that he wrote to Luis de Sant Angel in 1493. The text is split up into sections. Each section is paired with two to three...
Columbus, de Gama, and Zheng He! 15th Century Mariners
10 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Learners discover the Age of Exploration by comparing and contrasting the explorations of Zheng He, Christopher Columbus, and Vasco da Gama in this engaging history episode. The narrator discusses who may be considered the greatest...
The Great Age of Exploration (1400-1550)
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...