Explorers Come to America

Students access prior knowledge of why the explorers came to America between 1492 and 1542. In this discovery of America lesson, students follow the route of an explorer and find out why he traveled to another land. Students create an eight slide PowerPoint about there explorer. Students share information and are assessed on the content. Students create a time-line to record effects of the voyages of the explorers.

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3rd - 5th
21st Century Skills
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