Unit Plan

European Exploration of North America Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

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This European Exploration of North America Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology unit plan also includes:

Third graders listen to read-alouds and participate in extension activities about European Explorers—Christopher Columbus, Juan Ponce de León, Hernando de Soto, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, John Cabot, Henry Hudson, and Samuel de Champlain. Pupils journal in an expedition log or interview an explorer.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Gather books about other explorers for early finishers to browse
  • Print and display images for a themed-focus wall alongside finished Expedition Logs and interviews
Classroom Considerations
  • The ninth unit in an 11-part series by Core Knowledge
  • Check the "At a Glance" section for each lesson's materials
Pros
  • The interdisciplinary approach combines ELA and social studies
  • The three-week plan includes time for assessments and remediation
Cons
  • None