Bring the Age of Exploration
to life with this set of 6 hands-on activities that include informational text for each topic.
Included in this set of activities:
- ship design
- the physics of ship building
- creating an Astrolabe
- sailor's log
- and captain's plea for sponsorship.
We learn more through experience, and these activities give students the opportunity to experience aspects related to the ships of Age of Exploration.
See how I use station activities on the blog
This guide contains step-by-step guidelines, student handouts, materials list and informational texts, Use as part of your study of the Age of Discovery with other great activities such as an Age of Exploration simulation.
Also available as part of a Age of Exploration Teacher Resource Bundle
Included in this teacher's guide
- Suggested different uses for activities
- Informational texts for students for 6 activities
- Student handouts for 6 activities
- Complete materials list for each activity
- Additional resources related to the Age of Exploration
Skills Developed in this project:
-Students will integrate knowledge with visual information (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.7)
- Students will evaluate several pieces of information (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.7)
- Students will read and comprehend of nonfiction (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.7.10)
- Students will write short narratives as a historical character. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6-8.3)
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Coming soon…the Art of Fractals, the Age of Exploration simulations, a day with the Mayans, Quick and Easy Newspapers: War on Poverty and Women’s Suffrage,
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