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155 resources with the keyterm explorers

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The Great Age of Exploration (1400-1550)

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
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...
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Glory, God and Gold: Voyages and Adventures - America 1500

For Teachers 2nd - 7th
By providing an in-depth and interesting overview of European exploration in the New World, this presentation would be a wonderful complement to a unit on this topic. The 17 slide presentation is both thought-provoking and informative....
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Mapping World Explorers

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research early explorers from selected nations, routes, or time periods. After finding maps of exploration routes over water and land, they create a time line. Presentations are created in the form of three-dimensional models...
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Project Organizer: Follow an Explorer

For Students 5th - 7th
This is both a great idea and a great way to help your class organize a themed project. They use these worksheets to assist them in writing a creative historical narrative about the life and travels of an explorer. They'll compare and...
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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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Lewis and Clark

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Discover more about Lewis and Clark in this creative video. Students use wonderful graphics as they narrate important facts.
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What They Left Behind: Early Multi-National Influences in the United States

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine how the European voyages of discovery influence American culture even today. They map eighteenth century Europe's impact on the United States.
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Conquistadors: Hernán Cortes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover the accomplishments of Hernan Cortes. In this Exploration Age lesson, students discuss the attributes of Cortes and his role as a conquistador. Students then conduct further research to participate in a debate about...
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Sort It Out - Explorers: Columbus, Ponce de Leon, Cartier, Newport

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders determine how exploration leads to change. In this exploration lesson, 5th graders examine several photographs and documents about Columbus, Ponce de Leon, Cartier, and Newport. Students analyze and categorize the sources...
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The Discovery of the Americas Reinforcing Activity

For Teachers K - 5th
Students create an explorer timeline. In this timeline lesson, students listen to the book The Discovery of The Americas by Betsey and Giulio Maestro. They use the dates listed in the book to create their own timeline. 
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Explorer Acrostic Poem

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this explorer acrostic poem worksheet, students read an example of an acrostic poem and then write one using the letters EXPLORER.
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Map Skills: Explorers, Continents, and Oceans

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders use a software program to make and label a map of the world. On the map, they locate the seven continents, oceans and the countries of Europe. They also draw the routes of Christopher Columbus, Juan Ponce de Leon and...
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Seek and You May Find

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students practice using cardinal directions, name major land masses and major bodies of water, and research exploration routes by searching Internet sites.
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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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Discovery, Ship to Shuttle

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
The history of Florida is explored in this lesson plan which covers topics from Ponce de Leon to space travel. Learners listen to stories about Ponce de Leon's search for the fountain of youth and then move on to a discussion of the...
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Fayettewood Squares: 5th Grade Social Studies

For Teachers 5th
A cumulative review is a great way to prep for a test and games are fun tools. Make your class smile about social studies with this 5th grade curriculum review. Topics covered include: US Government, Amendments, Native Americans,...
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The Period of Discovery: The Boy Columbus

For Students 5th - 8th
Learners increase their reading comprehension skills with a reading passage describing the early life of Christopher Columbus. They read the passage and then answer each of the five comprehension questions.
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Explorers Project

For Teachers 5th
Delve into the Age of Exploration with a multiple-intelligences research project. Learners generate a rubric and worksheet to guide their studies and research one explorer. There is emphasis on research skills, citing sources,...
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Zoom In: Christopher Columbus

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Learners explore Christopher Columbus. In this world history and technology lesson, students view a slide show depicting the voyages of Christopher Columbus. Learners complete a T chart listing people, actions, and things they observed...
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Explorers & Early America: Columbus' Journey to Find a Western Sea Route to Asia

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study Columbus and the route he took when he was exploring. In this social science, 3rd graders examine maps, analyze them, compare them to each other, and understand where Columbus wanted to go versus where he actually...
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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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Sacajawea

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars focus on the great Sacagawea who acted as a guide for Lewis and Clark. They gain an insight of her life and contributions as a guide and interpreter for Lewis and Clark.
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Marco Polo

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this history reading comprehension worksheet, students first read a 3 paragraph text about the life of Marco Polo. Students then answer 10 multiple choice comprehension and vocabulary questions.
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Discovery of Australia

For Students 5th - 6th
In this discovery of Australia worksheet, students respond to 22 various types of questions related to the discovery of Australia. First, they identify who the early Dutch Explorers were and what they found. Then, students identify James...