Discovering the New World
Students study the different early European explorers that came to the Americas, They complete the following explorer project. They work in pairs and choose one explorer from the provided list.
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Wondering About the New Seven (Man-Made) Wonders of the World
Who determines the Seven Wonders of the World, and what criteria is used to evaluate these locations? Discover the efforts to promote cultural diversity and preserve man-made monuments during the world's first-ever global vote in 2007 to...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
NYPL Biblion: World's Fair
Explore the digital stacks of the New York Public Library. Made up of over 700 primary and secondary sources, the app opens a door directly into the past. Users will be fascinated by this archive, which documents the World of Tomorrow.
6th - 12th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable
Where Did Foods Originate? (Foods of the New World and Old World)
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....
K - 12th English Language Arts
Reasons for Settling the New World
After studying the reasons settlers entered the New World, primary learners try to persuade others to enter this new land. Class members present their arguments in a variety of ways including posters, writings, and charts. Richly...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts
New Review The First Asteroid Ever Discovered
Flashback to 1801 to meet Ceres, the first asteroid discovery! Use a video lesson to learn how careful plotting and measuring led to the discovery of Ceres. Once lost, mapping the orbit led to new astronomy and new mathematics to...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Is Math Discovered or Invented?
Did mankind invent mathematical concepts, or is math the native language of the universe itself? Discover the beliefs of famous philosophers such as Plato and Euclid with regard to the place of numbers in nature, and take a brief look at...
5 mins 8th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenscmidt? # 15
Where can that globe-trotting teacher be? Is your class ready to read an informational passage to find out where Mrs. Waffenschmidt is hiding this week? If they are, then they'll discover she's checking out the Rock of Gibraltar. A great...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History