Ponce de Leon: The First Conquistador
Young scholars learn why Queen Isabella waited nearly six years to give approval to Columbus to travel west and what event caused her to suddenly support the voyage of Columbus.
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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
Map Skills: Explorers, Continents, and Oceans
Third graders use a software program to make and label a map of the world. On the map, they locate the seven continents, oceans and the countries of Europe. They also draw the routes of Christopher Columbus, Juan Ponce de Leon and...
3rd Social Studies & History
Those Who Have Come Before Me
Class members are transformed into explorers as they work in groups to locate hidden items and map their journey along the way. They then leave clues for other groups of students to follow, and ultimately discover how past explorations...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Discovery, Ship to Shuttle
The history of Florida is explored in this activity which covers topics from Ponce de Leon to space travel. Learners listen to stories about Ponce de Leon's search for the fountain of youth and then move on to a discussion of the space...
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History
European Explorers Cards: Research, Make and Trade
Students examine the reasons the explorers went searching for new land. For this U.S. History lesson, students research a specific explorer to find details about them such as the obstacles they encountered and their achievements. They...
K - 3rd Social Studies & History
Top Secret Sensitive Information
Bring the multiple cultural perspectives of a state to life in a lesson designed to challenge assumptions. Learners develop criteria to evaluate different cities, looking to find the one that should be "the heart of Florida capital." A...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable