This unit is designed to take a minimum of 10 days. It comes complete with a 10 day overview, which includes the Common Core standards that are covered each day. Several teacher created materials and worksheets, with accompanying answer keys, are also included. You will touch upon not only standards from the Common Core Social Studies Framework, but also many Common Core ELA Standards. Students will learn new vocabulary and read for understanding throughout the unit. They will explore the essential question: How have the explorations of European explorers impacted New York State? You can use this unit in conjunction with The Voyage of the Half Moon like I did, or adapt the unit to your own selection of text. This is a fantastic unit that will keep your students engaged!