European Explorers: Research Project

This European Explorers: Research Project activity & project also includes:

What will your students choose to include in their explorer's treasure chest? Youngsters research an early European explorer and gather items to reflect their research, such as a detailed map of the explorer's voyages, portrait, flag, and report.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Consider designing a more detailed grading rubric or constructing samples of project items so pupils have a better understanding of the expectations
  • Host an Explorer Day in your class and have each learner role play an explorer. Then, as part of a gallery walk, class members can display and discuss the items they created for their treasure chest
Classroom Considerations

  • The project guidelines make several references to the author's specific class and name, which cannot be edited as a PDF document
Pros

  • Creative and engaging project
  • Includes treasure chest checklist and grade sheet
Cons

  • None