American Colonization PBL: Would you go?

American Colonization PBL: Would you go?
American Colonization PBL: Would you go?
American Colonization PBL: Would you go?
American Colonization PBL: Would you go?
American Colonization PBL: Would you go?
American Colonization PBL: Would you go?
American Colonization PBL: Would you go?
American Colonization PBL: Would you go?
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"He is guilty!" "Innocent!" Will be yelled with passion across your classroom with this fall. Have the students put
Christopher Columbus on trial and decide how we judge our historical figures for the year. Includes all the necessary tools for the mock trial along with directions on how to make it work.

Using discussion questions provided have students brainstorm exploration and what motivates it. Then give them an exciting reading about the real Mars One project. Students will be beyond excited about the possibilities!

These two will kick off an exciting project based learning experience that your students will never forget. As students explore and research the past working toward a colonial travel fair they will constantly be looking for those connections to what is going on today, with Mars One.

*Mercantilism One day Lesson- - reading with modified visual notes, and discussion questions.

*Columbus Day:Put The Explorer on trial- includes all needed instructions, readings to kick off research, comprehension questions with keys, and note taking device for the jury.

*Mars One Reading with brainstorming activity and kick off questions for students to think about as they annotate. And a martian for them to use as a tool to describe culture of where we are and the colonies they are researching.

*Entry Documents- All BIE formatted, including self assessments, group assessments, and ending rubric.

*Note taking tools in the form of charts, thinking maps and list of key points to focus SPED and ELL students.

*Annotation directions and the difference between primary and secondary sources along with a short lesson.

*Colonial Charter short reading

*History Crime Solver: Lost Colony of Roanoke Have your students discover what really happen at Roanoke. Included is a background reading, both primary and secondary clues and a modified clues for lower level students.

*History Crime Solvers: Were there really witches in Salem? After engaging students in a discussion of what a witch is, have them read a short expository essay about how witches were described during the time of the Salem trials. Discussion questions are provided to have students reassess their definitions. Then mystery solving time! Students will rotate through stations/clues, a combination of both primary and secondary sources. Included is a chart for note taking and answer key. Using the clues the students will try to prove their hypothesis. The activity includes debriefing questions.

*Directions for how to set up the travel fair and examples on how the students can gather the information in an engaging and fun way.

*End the project by reconnecting to Mars One by looking at the patterns that they see with our colonies and students make suggestions for how to proceed.

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Thank you,
V. Furnas

Edited 11.7.2015
Total Pages
105 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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