Motivation for Exploration
Young scholars read about the motivation for exploration from their textbook or other resource material. They discuss as many factors as possible that brought about Europe's discovery of the new World.
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The Great Age of Exploration (1400-1550)
Delve into the Age of Exploration with this activity-packed resource! Complete with a pre-test, discussion questions and quiz for a 30-minute video on the period, map activities, timeline of discoveries, vocabulary, etc. this is a...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Their Eyes Were Watching God: Narrative and Point of View
Can a novel have an omniscient narrator and still show character point of view? Explore text structure with a instructional activity about Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. Several discussion questions encourage kids to...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Children of Eric the Red Explore the West: The Norsemen Encounter Indigenous People of North America
Students read about Viking exploration and complete activities based on the Indigenous people they encountered. In this Viking exploration lesson plan, students compare and contrast stories, write a character sketch, and more.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Columbus, de Gama, and Zheng He! 15th Century Mariners
Learners discover the Age of Exploration by comparing and contrasting the explorations of Zheng He, Christopher Columbus, and Vasco da Gama in this engaging history episode. The narrator discusses who may be considered the greatest...
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
An Introduction to Abraham H. Maslow’s A Theory Of Human Motivation
Abraham Maslow's A Theory of Human Motivation describes the hierarchy of human needs that individuals must meet before they can become self-actualized. A short video analyzes the process with the example of a woman who begins a comedy...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Colonization of the United States
Bring the Age of Exploration into the 21st century with this ancestry activity! Learners get a chance to explore the complex genealogy of the Spanish settlers through watching two video clips (approximately five minutes each) featuring...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History