Research project for the famous explorers of the Age of Exploration. Requires students to complete research on a chosen explorer from the Age of Exploration in relation to his history and significance and then to create a display to show their research.
The resource includes a student handout that details the expectations of the project and how it can best be completed. As well, it contains a list of 14 different explorers that can be researched from the Age of Exploration, thereby allowing enough topics for a large class.
Next, the resource includes a research organizer for students (or small groups) to use when completing their research for their chosen explorer. It contains boxes with titles of information for students to complete before they begin creating their project.
As well, the resource includes a marking rubric for the teacher to use when assessing the completed projects. The rubric is also a powerful tool to provide to students as they complete their projects and for use with self-assessment or peer assessment.
Finally, the resource includes a two page teacher guide that provides step-by-step instructions on how to carry out the Research Project. As well, it details opportunities for differentiation, online research sources for students and how the project can be used to enhance collaboration among students.
This is an excellent tool when learning about the Age of Exploration and the specific European Explorers associated with the time period. It is an excellent resource for having your students collaborate, research and showing their understanding in creative and innovative ways. It will make a great addition to your unit of study!