The Age of Exploration
Third graders research an explorer that explored Florida, the Southwest or Northwest of America. They discuss the consequences of the explorers actions.
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Building a Skyscraper
Creating buildings that reach hundreds of feet into the sky is no easy task. The third instructional activity in this series begins with four activities that engage young architects in exploring the major challenges that are faced when...
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
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 young scholars to follow, and ultimately discover how past...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Real Ice Ages Longer Than Movie Ice Ages
If your class's knowledge of the Ice Age is limited to animated movies, use this lesson plan to strengthen their knowledge. After sharing what they know about the Ice Age, young readers explore a news article seeking to dispel...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History
How the story of Columbus' Discover Fits into Time
Who is Christopher Columbus and where does he fit on the timeline of history? Students explore U.S. history by viewing a slide-show of famous images. They view a PowerPoint presentation of paintings and documents showing the voyage...
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Alien Landing: What Are Some Difficulties In Exploring New Lands?
Students examine and write about difficulties encountered by explorers. In this exploration lesson, students listen as the teacher role plays as an alien landing on Earth who is deciding whether it is a good place to colonize. They look...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts