Early Explorers

This Early Explorers lesson plan also includes:

Here you'll find several worksheets and mini-activities for giving your learners a great overview of early explorers, including the motivations and home countries of famous explorers and development of new technologies.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • For a more hands-on experience, have learners use the explorer cards to take on the role of a particular explorer and to present their voyages to the class
Classroom Considerations

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Pros

  • All instructional handouts included
  • Great final worksheet on how explorers, such as Bartholomeu Dias and John Cabot, changed the map of the world
Cons

  • None
Common Core