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In this reading comprehension instructional activity, students read a selection pertaining to pre-Columbian explorers and respond to 1 short answer and 3 vocabulary questions.
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Introduction to Pre-Columbian Lessons
Native peoples established civilizations all over Central and North America. Introduce native civilizations with a unit that promotes discussion, reinforces map skills, enhances reading comprehension, and exposes young historians to the...
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History
Pre-Columbian Native Peoples and Technology
Students explore Pre-Columbian native cultures. In this Exploration Era lesson, students define the words "primitive," "civilized," and "technology." Students consider the connotations of the words and then investigate misconceptions...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Sort It Out - Explorers of North America
Young scholars investigate global geography by viewing images in a slide-show. In this famous explorers instructional activity, students observe a PowerPoint presentation showing drawings of geographical locations and the explorers who...
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
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