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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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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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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 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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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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The Age of Discovery And Exploration

For Students 7th - 8th
For this Discovery and Exploration worksheet, learners match famous explorers to the corresponding discovery in order to illustrate their understanding.
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The Age of Exploration

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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. They...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Living During the Little Ice Age

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students brainstorm what living conditions during the period known as the Little Ice Age (1350-1850) might have been like. They research lifestyles, the economy, crop yields, and human and livestock mortality.
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Prince Henry the Navigator

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Sanges, Portugal is of great significance in the world of ancient exploration. It was what was believed to be" Land's End," but as we now know it wasn't! Learn all about the travels and navigational triumphs of Prince Henry the...
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Mystery of Mirrors: Discovery Stations

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Hands-on stations in which groups of primary learners experience what mirrors can do provide opportunities for experimenting and authentic discovery. Recording their observations in complete sentences seems age-inappropriate. Drawing...
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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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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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Discovery of Australia

For Students 5th - 6th
In this discovery of Australia learning exercise, 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...
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Middle Ages

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders write a song.  In this Middle Ages lesson plan, 6th graders read the ballad Barbara Allen and answer comprehension questions.  Students create their own ballad using a rhyme scheme.
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The 2,400-Year Search for the Atom

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
From ancient Greek philosophers to early American Quakers, people have sought to understand the composition of matter for millennia. Follow along with this video as it explores the long scientific journey that eventually led to the...
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Discovery, Ship to Shuttle

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students define the meaning of discovery, and view and discuss the images on the Florida Quarter. They read about Ponce de Leon and the space shuttle, and complete a chronological order activity.
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European Exploration & Discovery

For Students 9th - 12th
An online interactive world history learning exercise challenges learners to answer 11 multiple choice questions regarding the Exploration Age. They then may submit their answers to be scored.

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