The cornerstone of this bundle is an original, fully animated production covering the Columbus’s four expeditions to the New World. This interactive presentation is packaged with a variety of visually exciting activities, printables and interactive notebook components.
Here’s what you get:
Christopher Columbus Animated! – Fully animated and interactive, this presentation consists of nine fast-paced animated chapters, each with its own interactive Knowledge Check. Filled with both humor and drama, these cartoon style segments focus on the four expeditions taken by Columbus to the New World as well as all the motivations, obstacles and the ultimate impact of his work and life. (Allow 25 to 30 minutes for viewing time)
Exploring With Cubed Columbus – Students color and assemble their own miniature version of Christopher Columbus. Then they create a photo journal of the figure being introduced to the world 500 years after his times. This fun “travelling style” project gets students thinking and writing about the lives of people during the Age of Exploration and about the impact Columbus’s actions have had on the world of today.
Visual Connections: Christopher Columbus – This is a review and color-cutout-attach activity designed for use in an interactive notebook.
Christopher Columbus Matching Cards Review Activity – Consisting of 32 full-color “trading card” style visuals, this activity comes with instructions for several different ways of using them for review and assessment.
“Helpers and Hindrances” Crossword Puzzle – This reproducible activity sheet covers the principle motivations and obstacles to the exploration and settlements carried out by Christopher Columbus.
Screever’s Alien Arty-Facts: Marco Polo – This activity comes with two versions. One is a full-color slide presentation while the other is a reproducible black and white PDF. With it, students have fun learning to draw a cartoon version of Marco Polo – a merchant/explorer who had a huge influence on Christopher Columbus. While having fun learning to draw, students discover some of the interesting and important facts about Polo’s amazing adventures – adventures that inspired Columbus 200 years later.
Screever’s Alien Arty-Facts: Christopher Columbus – Similar to the previous activity, this comes with two versions also. While learning to draw a cartoon version of Columbus, students get a fun review of the key facts of the explorer’s life.
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