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Columbus wants to find a shorter route to Asia

Eighth graders identify the reasons why Columbus wanted to find a shorter route to Asia. They make a timeline of the sequence of events surrounding his explorations. Students draw a map of the routes taken by early explorers around Africa, as well as the route that Columbus took.

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Grade
8th
Subjects
Social Studies & History
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Discussion
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