Mix creativity, fun and theatrics together and get students to develop & present their funny & creative mimed skits about the Age of Exploration. I've done skits like this this for years and it is always a favorite with students. It also places responsibility for synthesizing, evaluating and creating a product squarely on the students’ shoulders.
Included in purchased materials is:
Seven clear steps for students to follow when creating skits
A list of basic level topics that will challenge but not frustrate general level classes
A list of very challenging abstract concepts of the Age of Discovery that will challenge the brightest students.
A sheet of helpful hints for teachers
A simple, quick, time saving grading rubric
I look forward to your comments and best wishes,
The Past is a Blast