PowerPoint: Age of Exploration - Earliest Explorers
[Begin this detailed lesson with a primary source analysis of the Greenlander's Saga [included] and immerse your students in the World of Thorvald Eriksson! Tackle some front-loaded content vocabulary; lead your students on a riveting lesson designed around the argument that there were explorers in North America prior to Columbus! From Eric the Red and Leif Eriksson to Marco Polo and China's Zheng He, this lesson delivers video links, engaging discussion points, cooperative learning, and primary source analysis all along the way! Have students keep track of the journeys the explorers take throughout the unit on the Explorers Map [included]- essential for the unit test! Discover your students' creative side with #History - students make a Twitter/Instagram account for a famous explorer! Student choice and meaningful closure wrap up this awesome lesson]
- Greenlander's Saga Reading
- Eric the Red
- Leif Eriksson
- Kensington Runestone
- Marco Polo
- China's Zheng He
- Meaningful Closure
** Cooperative Learning Around Every Corner!
** "I will/I can" statements!
** SIOP Learning Objectives!
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