Age of Exploration Mini-Unit! A 6-Step Scavenger Hunt for 10 Explorers!
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In this highly-engaging Age of Exploration Scavenger Hunt activity, students complete 6 tasks as they navigate around the room and learn about the explorers involved in the Age of Exploration! The 6 tasks can be also be completed as a group or individual assignment instead of a scavenger hunt!
Students read about Christopher Columbus (and Amerigo Vespucci), Vasco da Gama, Ponce de Leon, Hernan Cortes, John Cabot, Henry Hudson, Jacques Cartier, Ferdinand Magellan, Francisco Pizarro, and Henry the Navigator as they complete 6 fun, engaging, and focused tasks!
Students complete a "Who Am I" section, a section focused on place of origin, a part focused on their employers, students sketch significant moments in the Age of Exploration and explorer history, verify or "debunk" explorer statements, and create an Age of Exploration dinner party where students invite 5 explorers to dinner!
Accompany this lesson with the Christopher Columbus: Hero or Villain Student Investigation and go deeper into the content while getting great practice with primary source skills!
Want to add in an Exploration hands-on project? Check out the Age of Exploration Unit Interactive Notebook! Engaging Flipchart for Discovery!
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