Why Europeans Explored
In this motivations behind exploration study guide worksheet, students read a brief overview pertaining to the time period in world history and then respond to a reflection question.
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Europeans Explore the East
In this age of exploration activity, students respond to seven questions about events described on a timeline ranging from 1400-1664. This activity focuses on European exploration and trade routes. Students then explain the role of the...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Introduction to the European Union
What is the purpose of the European Union, and what institutions and countries comprise it? Check out this resource in which class members participate in a student-led WebQuest activity designed to offer an overview of the European...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Writing Exercises: Collapse of European Imperialism, #3
Learners will explore the collapse of European imperialism. They'll response to three critical thinking questions in essay form. Topics include Pol Pot and Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, South African apartheid, and the role Nelson Mandela,...
10th - 11th English Language Arts
Glory, God and Gold: Voyages and Adventures - America 1500
By providing an in-depth and interesting overview of European exploration in the New World, this presentation would be a wonderful complement to a unit on this topic. The 17 slide presentation is both thought-provoking and informative....
2nd - 7th 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
Who Built Great Zimbabwe? And why?
It's hard to image that a mystery surrounds the second largest settlement ruins found in Africa. Who built this stone city? Why was it built? What happened to it? Why was it abandoned? A short video explores the controversies surrounding...
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Immigration: Why Come to the United States?
Don't limit your curriculum to texts! Young historians listen to a song, read an interview, and examine a cartoon as they explore motivations for immigrating to the US in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable