Age of Exploration UNIT

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Age of Exploration 3-Week COMPLETE UNIT: This unit includes EVERYTHING you need for an entire Age of Exploration unit. It includes 3 weeks of formal lesson plans (no prep print) with options to extend or shorten the length of the unit, original differentiated reading passages on 5 different reading levels, hands-on activities, simulations, guided notes, center rotations, informal assessment ideas, enrichment ideas, study guide, final assessment, and so much more.

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→ Detailed and comprehensive 3+ Week Unit Plan including 50+ pages of printable lesson plans that include key questions, ideas for connection/engagement at the beginning of the lesson, detailed guides for the daily plans, ideas for extension/enrichment, and daily assessment. You have many options to shorten or extend the length of the unit to fit your needs.

Hands-On Learning Lessons including activities, a board game, a mapping activity, several simulations, center rotations, and more. Center rotation directions are 100% EDITABLE.

Assessments + Grading Rubrics including informal assessment ideas, end-of-unit study guide, final end-of-unit assessment, plus answer keys. You have the option to collect a grade almost every single day if you'd like or need! All rubrics, assessments, and the study guide are 100% EDITABLE.

Differentiated Passages including original passages on 5 different reading levels.
[Click the links to see a full listing of passages, levels, and grab a free sample.]
Age of Exploration Vol. 1
Age of Exploration Vol. 2

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The lessons included in this unit address the following KEY QUESTIONS:

LESSON 1
•What does it mean to explore?
•What does it mean to be an explorer?
•What important explorations have taken place throughout history, including before and after the Age of Exploration?
LESSON 2
•What was the Age of Exploration?
•How did the Age of Exploration begin?
LESSON 3
•How did Europeans view the world before the Age of Exploration?
•How did world maps change as a result of the Age of Exploration?
LESSONS 4-5
•What motivated the European explorers?
•What is the meaning of “God, Gold, and Glory?”
•What was the idea of mercantilism?
LESSON 6
•What did explorers need to know before going on an expedition? How were did they prepare for expeditions?
•What was Prince Henry’s School of Navigation?
•How did explorer get royal sponsorship for expeditions?
LESSON 7
•What challenges, diseases, and trials did the explorers face?
•What was the journey to the New World like?
LESSON 8
•What navigational technology was used by explorers? (caravel, astrolabe, compass, cross-staff, sextant, hourglass, chip log, lead line)
LESSON 9
•What is cartography?
•How were maps made during the Age of Exploration?
LESSONS 10-12
•Who were the key explorers? (Christopher Columbus, Hernando de Soto, Ferdinand Magellan, Prince Henry the Navigator, Vasco Nunez de Balboa, Juan Ponce de Leon, Amerigo Vespucci, John Cabot, Henry Hudson, Bartholomew Dias, Vasco da Gama, Giovanni de Verrazano, Jacques Cartier, Roberto LaSalle)
•What was the Northwest Passage?
LESSONS 13-14
•What was the Columbian Exchange?
•What did explorers discover in the New World?
•What did explorers bring to the New World?
LESSON 15
•How did the Age of Exploration impact Native Americans?

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NOTE: Do not purchase this unit if you already own BOTH of the Age of Exploration Leveled Passage sets Vol. 1 AND Vol. 2, or the Lifetime Subscription to All Leveled Passages, or Social Studies Mega Bundle #2 of Leveled Passages.

If you already own one of these passage sets and want to purchase this unit, click HERE to grab the unit without having to pay again for the leveled passages that are included!
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Total Pages
400+
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks

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