Great Explorations: To the End of the Earth and Beyond
Students analyze the factors that affect exploration such as religion, trade, territorial expansion, and science. In this Great Explorations lesson, students determine the names of famous explorers as well as their routes and motivations. Students write a narrative and dialogue from a first person point of view regarding visiting explorers and indigenous habitants. Lastly students imagine they were chosen to be a part of the crew to a three year mission to Mars.