If you are an "Around the World" person, this product is probably for you. I do an explorers unit, and in the past I have studied "Columbus" in detail. Sometimes there just isn't time to cover it all, so I have begun to have students do a quick (and fun) research project using this foldable.
I want my students learning about many different countries and cultures to give them a more global perspective.
This product actually list countries that Columbus either visited or explored on one of his four voyages. It is a quick 1-2 day study. You can also have the names of the countries out for a week or so and have students explore as many countries as they have time for. I usually require that they do a quick study on three of them and fill in the foldable. This makes a great follow-up to a "Columbus Close Read" that I use.
These foldables can go in an interactive journal, or suitcase if you do those for "Around the World"
After studying their country, students are grouped together so they can share what they have learned using their foldable. The sharing provides the students presentation opportunities as well as listening and responding to their peers.
As a sand collector, I have sand from each of these countries, so after studying them, we pull out the microscopes and have students take a look at these beautiful sands.
For more Columbus related products, please view:Creating Family ShieldsResearching Columbus: Through His Journal and Other SourcesCountry Foldables: Around the World with ColumbusColumbus Day STEM ActivitiesColumbus: The Voyage ~ A Play to PerformColumbus Day Mega Bundle