To review the people, places, and terms related to the Age of Exploration.
1 class period
Class members enjoy working on a Crossword Puzzle on the Age of Exploration.
You may want to give each student the option of working individually or with one other person of their choice.
This lesson can also be presented in the form of a game involving the entire class. Divide the class into two teams. Start by asking Team 1 to give the answer to any one of the questions on the crossword. If a member of Team 1 gives a correct answer, that team earns 10 points. If Team 1 gives a wrong answer, Team 2 has a chance to answer any one of the questions on the puzzle. Teams 1 and 2 will take turns giving answers, and the same person cannot answer twice in a row for their team. Class members should fill in correct answers on the puzzle as they are given. The team that scores the most points wins the game.
The Crossword Puzzle is based on information in previous lessons. It is challenging and fun.
Teacher Instructions and answer key included.