Students will either choose or be assigned a European explorer to research. After conducting research, they will use the information they have learned to complete a project presentation. Presentations may be a brochure, poster, scrapbook, or there is an 'other' category that allows choices you would like (such as a PowerPoint or diorama). Presentations may be created online or may be handmade.
This lesson includes:
Explorer Bio paper for research
List of European Explorers for students to choose from. Please know that I intentionally left Christopher Columbus off of the list because I have found that he is usually the one that students know the most about already. Please feel free to assign him if you would like.
Research may be done on computers, books or both.
Project may be done in class or assigned as homework. I give students a day or two to conduct reasearch in class, but then they have to finish on their own. Whatever works best for you and your students :-)
When doing this project with my own class, some of my students did everything on computers. Others used library books I had checked out from the library and they created paper presentations (those are always my favorite!)
Don't forget to follow My Little Teacher Store!
Please help me out by taking a moment to provide feedback....PLUS it helps YOU earn credits for free stuff!!!