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Explorer Trading Cards
Fourth graders make Explorer Trading Cards. They work with a partner and research information about the explorers.
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Hands-On History: Explorers
Bring history to life with this collection of hands-on early explorer activities. From creating a flip book about the Vikings' exploration of North America to a reader's theater performance about Christopher Columbus' search for the...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Introduction to Pre-Columbian Lessons
Native peoples established civilizations all over Central and North America. Introduce native civilizations with a unit that promotes discussion, reinforces map skills, enhances reading comprehension, and exposes young historians to the...
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History
Age of Exploration: A Class Timeline
Fourth graders create Explorer Trading Cards and individual timelines were then created on index cards with the class timeline assembled by putting all of the index cards together. They identify explorers, where they were exploring, and...
4th Social Studies & History
Guess That Spice
From medical treatments to cooking, people have been using herbs and spices for thousands of years. Perform a blind smell test of household herbs and spices to engage students in learning about ancient spice trading. Research the history...
1st - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lewis and Clark: Why Explore the Vast Unknown?
Young scholars interpret a map of the West as it was known at the time, learn what President Thomas Jefferson asked Meriwether Lewis to accomplish, and explain why the expedition was important for the future of the country.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History