Age of Exploration UNIT (without passages)

Age of Exploration UNIT (without passages)
Age of Exploration UNIT (without passages)
Age of Exploration UNIT (without passages)
Age of Exploration UNIT (without passages)
Age of Exploration UNIT (without passages)
Age of Exploration UNIT (without passages)
Age of Exploration UNIT (without passages)
Age of Exploration UNIT (without passages)
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NOTE: Do not purchase this modified unit UNLESS 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, Social Studies MEGA Bundle of Leveled Passages, or Social Studies Vol. 2 of Leveled Passages.

This product listing is a special listing for teachers who have already purchased the above-mentioned passage sets so that they do not have to pay for the passage sets again. Note that the product description below is a copy of the FULL UNIT product description, but this product listing does NOT include passages.

If you do not own one of these passage sets but want to purchase this unit, click HERE to grab the full unit! You do NEED the passage sets in order to use the unit. Many of the activities and lessons are centered around the passages.

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.

**UPDATE: This unit plan now includes a 100% editable teaching PPT to accompany each lesson plan!**

→ 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

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

•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?
•What was the Age of Exploration?
•How did the Age of Exploration begin?
•How did Europeans view the world before the Age of Exploration?
•How did world maps change as a result of the Age of Exploration?
•What motivated the European explorers?
•What is the meaning of “God, Gold, and Glory?”
•What was the idea of mercantilism?
•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?
•What challenges, diseases, and trials did the explorers face?
•What was the journey to the New World like?
•What navigational technology was used by explorers? (caravel, astrolabe, compass, cross-staff, sextant, hourglass, chip log, lead line)
•What is cartography?
•How were maps made during the Age of Exploration?
•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?
•What was the Columbian Exchange?
•What did explorers discover in the New World?
•What did explorers bring to the New World?
•How did the Age of Exploration impact Native Americans?

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