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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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King John II of Portugal & Columbus: The Period of Discovery

For Students 5th - 7th
Having an interesting reading passage can really help some kids get into history. Here are five reading comprehension and recall questions related to the provided reading passage. They'll read about King John II of Portugal, his...
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The Age of Exploration

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers apply computer skills to gain further insight into early exploration. They analyze the role of each explorer and evaluate their importance. Students comprehend the Chronology of Discovery and Trade of early explorers. ...
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How Do We Know the Age of the Earth?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Some 4.565 billion candles would be needed for a birthday cake for Earth. Young scientists view a video to learn about historical attempts to determine the age of Earth. They see how advances in radioactive dating led to the currently...
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The Discovery of Uranus

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Take a trip back in time to the Age of Enlightenment. A video lesson describes the sequence of events leading to the discovery of the planet Uranus. Previously, Uranus was considered a faint star, then a comet, and finally correctly...
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Four Ways to Understand the Earth's Age

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Cartoon children compare the earth's age to timescales that we understand:a calendar year, the thickness of a book, the human lifespan. This smart film clip is definitely worth adding to your geologic timescale lesson! If you subscribe...
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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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Greatest Discoveries with Bill Nye - Earth Science

For Students 5th - 9th
Have your young scientists take notes on this list of questions while they watch Greatest Discoveries with Bill Nye: Earth Science. This worksheet is composed to 29 short answer display questions. The video is about earth science topics...
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Painter of the Caves

For Teachers 4th - 5th
What a great lesson! Learners read a story called Painters of the Caves by Patricia Lauber which discusses Stone Age wall paintings in Avignon, France. There is a series of discussion questions, comprehension questions, and a graphic...
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Middle Ages

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders write a song.  In this Middle Ages lesson, 6th graders read the ballad Barbara Allen and answer comprehension questions.  Students create their own ballad using a rhyme scheme.
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Radioactivity, Time, and Age

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Four activities demonstrate the chain reaction of nuclear fission to your physical science fans: falling dominoes, snapping mouse traps, throwing paper wads, and igniting a series of matches. They perform additional laboratory activities...
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The Age of Napoleon

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Napoleon Bonaparte may have only held onto French leadership for a short period of time, but his legacy looms large throughout European history. An informative slideshow teaches history students about the age of Napoleon, the unification...
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The Gilded Age

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students investigate the economic events that caused such a separation between social classes in the United States during this time period. Then they design financial and social models with the goal of closing the gap between the super...
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Ocean Discovery

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Immerse your young marine biologists in the world of marine animals. The lesson includes several activities that are age-appropriate for preschoolers and kindergartners, including coloring pages, gluing feathers and sand onto paper...
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The New Chemistry: Crash Course History of Science #18

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Chemistry was a bit of a late bloomer in terms of scientific progress! Discover the Age of Enlightenment and its effects on how researchers viewed matter with an engaging video. The narrator highlights the work of Antoine Lavoisier and...
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Molecules to the Max!—Teacher's Discovery Guide

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Molecules to the Max! refers to a movie released in 2009 about the world of atoms and molecules. A helpful discovery guide provides five posters on science topics typically covered at the middle school level. It also explains the...
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Explorers’ Experience

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate the Exploration Age. In this research skills lesson, students discover the impact of exploration as they locate information about selected explorers. Students design and create relief maps that feature exploration...
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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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Discovery of Australia

For Students 5th - 6th
For this discovery of Australia worksheet, learners 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...
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The Age of Discovery And Exploration

For Students 7th - 8th
In this Discovery and Exploration worksheet, students match famous explorers to the corresponding discovery in order to illustrate their understanding.
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Becoming Whales: Experiencing Discoveries of

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers experience, through a "dig," the historical discovery of fossils which increasingly link whales to earlier land-dwelling mammals. They encounter the intermediate forms which show changes that lead to the modern whale.
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Meet the Corps of Discovery

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students assume the persona of one of the members of Lewis and Clark's expedition team. They research a member of the expedition team, write a first-person introduction of that team member, and share that introduction in a 2-3 minute...
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Are You an Art Sleuth?

For Teachers 6th
Guide your class on an art adventure sharping with them the changes reflected in Renaissance art. Students will use a T-Graph and a Venn Diagram to compare what they notice in art from the Middle Ages and Renaissance. They will note...
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Is There a Center of the Universe?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The history of our understanding of the center of the universe is explored through this film. The ideas of Aristotle, Copernicus, Bruno, Descartes, and Herschel are included, as well as the new discoveries that have helped the theories...

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