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58 resources with the concept the new world

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Utopian Promise

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Scholars learn all about the Puritans in the third installment of a 16-part lesson series. After watching a video, they read and discuss biographies of Puritans and Quakers from American history, write journal entries and poetry, and...
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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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Human Migration Patterns II

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
While humans have always been on the move, the period between 1400 and 1800 saw vast migrations of people between the East and the West. These migrations—whether through slavery or a desire to colonize new lands—shaped the modern world....
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Why Didn't China Discover the New World?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Who was Zheng He and why haven't we heard of him? Scholars consider the question as they compare his vast expeditionary force to that of Christopher Columbus. Young historians then ponder the intersection of science, economics, and...
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Understanding the Context: The Mayflower Compact

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Scholars obtain a brief background of the Mayflower Compact, read its contents, and answer two questions that look at the passage's context to enhance reading comprehension.     
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Where Did Foods Originate? (Foods of the New World and Old World)

For Teachers K - 12th
What do papayas, peanuts, pineapples, and potatoes have in common? Why, they are foods explorers brought back to the Old World. Young researchers use the Internet to investigate how New World explorers helped change the Old World's diet....
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Columbus - Thanksgiving lesson plan

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners learn the history of Thanksgiving and Columbus Day, and they also create a "New World" mural in small groups.
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Christopher Columbus: The Man, the Myth, the Legend

For Teachers K
Learn more about maps by examining Christopher Columbus's voyage to the New World. Kindergartners will learn about basic map skills and how to identify the compass rose, oceans, and land masses. They will also discover the purpose of...
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What Was Columbus Thinking?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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...
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What They Left Behind: Early Multi-National Influences in the United States

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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,...
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But Where Is It On This Modern Map? A problem-solving, mind-boggling experience!

For Teachers 4th
Trace Columbus' voyages by locating them on 21st Century maps.  Using a navigators lesson, 4th graders will examine the Age of Exploration and trace Columbus's routes accurately on laminated world maps using different maps. Note: You...
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Explorers of the New World: Learning About Major Explorers of the New World

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate the principal explorers of the New World and the contributions that they made to the European knowledge about America, the development of rivalries, and the effects on Native American cultures.
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Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims

For Teachers K
Teach kindergartners about the First Thanksgiving with a series of lessons about the Pilgrims' journey to the New World. As they practice handwriting, CVC words, reading comprehension, and fun Thanksgiving songs, they learn about what...
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Myth-Conceptions

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students examine the myths and misconceptions surrounding early European colonists in the New World. They analyze images, artwork, and media relating to the early colonists and discuss their accuracy.
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Now You See Them, Now You Don't

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners explore the settlement of the Roanoke Colony. They research this Lost Colony and try to predict what happened to them.
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The Latino Religious Experience: People of Faith and Vision

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explain why Columbus said the native peoples he encountered when he reached the New World were "a people who lived in God." They explain if Latinos can still be said to be "a people who live in God." Students explain the role of...
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Christopher Columbus, The Explorer

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students brainstorm important facts about Christopher Columbus, input information into Kidspiration or Inspiration, watch United Streaming Video on Christopher Columbus and New World to gather information, research online to find...
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Christopher Columbus

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students read about the good and bad aspects of Christopher Columbus in Jean Fritz's book, "Where do you think you're going, Christopher Columbus?" They conduct and analyze a survey about common myths and create a pop-up book.
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A Colony is Born : Lesson 3 - Marking Time

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders refer to text and timeline to fill in a graphic organizer and timeline from 1492-1607. They participate in a class discussion that allows for speedy accumulation of events and fill in their own timelines. They work in small...
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European Explorers Cards: Research, Make and Trade

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students examine the reasons the explorers went searching for new land.  In this U.S. History lesson, students research a specific explorer to find details about them such as the obstacles they encountered and their achievements.  They...
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Our Political Beginnings: Ch 1

For Students 8th
Quiz your middle schoolers on the political beginnings of American government. They will answer 5 matching and 5 multiple choice questions. Great as a quiz, homework, or comprehension questions.
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The Columbian Exchange, or "Which Way Did it Go?"

For Students 8th - 9th
In this Columbian exchange worksheet, students determine which item traveled to the "New World" from the "Old World" in a series of thirty questions related to trade.
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The New World- Group Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students take notes on a lecture on the conquest by Cortez and Pizarro, colonization and, African slavery. They create a ship's log, a picture of their vessel, a map of where they were going, and a journal of events of the first month on...
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Art or Artifact?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze and discuss illustrations of the New World by John White. They examine the images, answer questions about each one, and write an essay.