A power point presentation with a set of notes for students to complete are included. The power point covers the basic facts about the old and new world, early Native America migration theories and the Columbus voyages.
1. The note template for the powerpoint is located within a hyperlink in the first slide.Click on the hyperlink to access the note template.
2. The teacher should have the students complete the notes as if they are witnessing the events.
3.For each slide of information all students should answer the question on the right side.
4.For the second part all students should draw a picture representing the information as well.
5. Finally, the third part is optional for gifted or higher level students where they can answer the Opinion, Interest, Surprised (OSI) section. The third part is a way to scaffold learning during note-taking in order to challenge higher level students and stimulate their thinking.
6. It is recommended that the teacher spaces out the notes over a course of three days. Complete two or three slides at a time while including an activity, independent formative assessment, or a think pair share section of class.