North American Explorers
Sixth graders discuss famous explorere then research an explorer, collect reference materials and take notes using notecards. They write a three to four page typed and double spaced report then present their findings to the class.
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Clash of Cultures: Cortes Conquers Moctezuma and the Aztecs
Focus on the main idea of an informational reading article about the conflict between Aztec and European cultures, and the eventual collapse of the native Latin American cultures. After class members read the passage, they answer four...
3rd - 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
Pre-Columbian Cultures in the Americas
Native American studies is fun, educational, and highly motivating. Fifth graders will gain a deeper understanding of the six major pre-Columbian culture areas on the North American continent. They will choose one group and conduct...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Lives of Native Americans and Settlers
Students assess the effect of contact between the Native Americans and Europeans after 1492. They explore the lives of the early European colonists and the Native Americans living along the East Coast of North America. Lesson contains...
3rd - 11th Social Studies & History
The Pilgrims: European Plague in Native New England, 1616-1619
Before the Pilgrims' arrival to New England, a vicious plague swept across New England and wiped out over 50% of the Native American people from Maine to Massachusetts. Watch a video that examines this devastation and the role it played...
4 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Sort It Out - Explorers of North America
Students investigate global geography by viewing images in a slide-show. In this famous explorers lesson, students observe a PowerPoint presentation showing drawings of geographical locations and the explorers who found them. Students...
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts