Charting the Discovery of the Americas
Learners create chart using Microsoft Word depicting how trade led to the exploration of different regions of the world.
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Exploring the West with Lewis and Clark-Living as a Member of the Corps of Discovery
Students research the journey of Lewis and Clark. In this Westward Expansion lesson, students select a topic form a list then role play as if they were a part of the Corps of Discovery. Students will share their role play skit with the...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
The Land and People Before Columbus
The major pre-Columbian settlements are studied in this excellente social studies lesson plan. Fifth graders explain how geography and climate influenced the way various nations lived and adjusted to the environment, and focus on eight...
5th English Language Arts
A New Bedford Voyage!
A thorough set of activities, articles, and reference material can enlighten your class about the history of whaling in New England. Kids travel back to a time when whale products were valuable and hunting whales was a way to help the...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Explorers & Early America: Columbus' Journey to Find a Western Sea Route to Asia
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...
3rd Social Studies & History
How the story of Columbus' Discover Fits into Time
Who is Christopher Columbus and where does he fit on the timeline of history? Students explore U.S. history by viewing a slide-show of famous images. They view a PowerPoint presentation of paintings and documents showing the voyage...
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts