Early European Explorers Bundle

Early European Explorers Bundle
Early European Explorers Bundle
Early European Explorers Bundle
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This is my Early European Explorers’ Bundle with all of the items I use in my classroom! Each item below can also be purchased separately in my TPT store. Please read below to see what each item covers. In the bundle, you will find:
~Daily Reviews (2 weeks) for morning work, class work, or homework
~Task Cards
~Classroom posters, teaching slides, or bulletin board set
~Crossword Puzzle Review
~Assessment Bundle (1 main assessment and 3 Quick Checks/Quizzes)
~Note Taking Chart
~Biography Project
~QR Code Review

Early European Explorers Morning Work, Class Work, or Homework Daily Reviews

This is the morning work I created for my class to complete throughout our Early Explorers unit. In the beginning, they will utilize their resources to research the answers. As we progress through the unit, students could complete this on their own as a review. This could be used as a preteaching, homework, morning work, centers...the possibilities are endless! This could also be utilized if you are short on time and need a product to guide your teaching and serve as a “workbook” and/or notes for students to study.

Skills Covered:
The student will describe European exploration in North America.

~Describe the reasons for (purpose), obstacles to, and accomplishments of the Spanish, French, and English explorations of John Cabot, Vasco Núñez de Balboa, Juan Ponce de León, Christopher Columbus, Henry Hudson, and Jacques Cartier.

~Identify the sponsors of the above explorers


~Describe examples of cooperation and conflict between Europeans and Native Americans.

~Describe how the early explorers adapted, or failed to adapt, to the various physical environments in which they traveled.

~Definition of opportunity cost

~Describe opportunity costs and their relationship to decision-making across time (such as decisions to send expeditions to North and South America).

~Students are also asked about the following (to help build background information):
*Silk Road
*Marco Polo
*Ferdinand Magellan
*Amerigo

I hope your class enjoys these as much as mine does! Please let me know if I can do anything for you or your students.


Early European Explorers Task Cards

These are task cards I created to use to check for mastery with our European Explorers unit. These are designed with 4th grade in mind, but they could be used in other grades are remediation, pre-teaching, or extension. Each is open ended to ensure they are not just guessing the answer and not really taking the time to think about and apply what they know.

Skills Covered
~6 Explorers (Balboa, Cartier, Columbus, Hudson, Leon, and Cabot)
~Achievements of each
~Obstacles they faced
~Purpose
~Sponsor country of each
~Individual facts for the different explorers

These could be used as individual practice, an assessment, a group activity, homework, or for an early finisher.

I hope your class gets great use out of these task cards!


Early European Explorers Crossword Puzzle

Use this crossword puzzle as a review, homework, class work, or as an extension for those who finish early or need something to research ahead of the class. My students love these crossword puzzles, and I am sure yours will, too!

Skills Covered:
~The purpose, obstacles, accomplishments, and sponsors of...
*Christopher Columbus
*Henry Hudson
*Jacques Cartier
*Juan Ponce de Leon
*Vasco Nunez de Balboa
*John Cabot


Early European Explorers Classroom Posters, Teaching Slides, or Bulletin Board Set

This is the set of posters I created for my class to use while teaching our unit on explorers.

I am starting off the unit with just these on the walls (and I will print copies for each student to paste in their notebooks). As we learn about the explorers, students will place sticky notes with new learning, insights, questions, etc. about each explorer. I am excited to see what they learn!!

Explorers Covered:

Christopher Columbus
Vasco Nunez de Balboa
Jacques Cartier
Henry Hudson
Juan Ponce de Leon
John Cabot

Each poster contains the explorers' sponsors, purposes, obstacles, and achievements.

I hope your class enjoys these posters!


Early European Explorers Assessment Bundle

This is a bundle containing all of the assessments I utilize during my exploration unit. The bundle contains:

~Quick Checks (three)
1. Columbus (obstacles, accomplishments, purpose, sponsor, and other key facts about him)
2. Juan Ponce de Leon and Vasco Nunez de Balboa (obstacles, accomplishments, purpose, sponsor, and other key facts about them)
3. Jacques Cartier, John Cabot, and Henry Hudson (obstacles, accomplishments, purpose, sponsor, and other key facts about them)

~Main Assessment over Unit (2 copies-One with a word bank on the second page and one without the word bank)
This is the test I use with my students to cover the 4th grade social studies standards. It has a mixture of matching, multiple choice, Venn-Diagram, and short answer. It covers:
~Explorers (Ponce de Leon, Balboa, Columbus, Hudson, Cartier, and Cabot)
~Reasons for exploration
~Achievements of the explorers
~Routes/locations for the explorers
~Opinions (and providing evidence to support your opinion)
~Beginning of exploration
~Impact of and on Native Americans

*There are answer keys for all assessments!*

I hope you find these assessments helpful. Please let me know if I can help in any other way. Thank you!


Early European Explorers QR Code Review

Hey Teachers!
This is a review I set up out in our hallway before our unit assessment. I simply print out, cut apart each section (and/or laminate), and tape them around the hallway. There is an introduction QR code to help the students know what to do. I have them record their answers on a sheet of notebook paper, but you could also use the answer sheet I provided.
Please let me know if there is anything I can help with at fourthgrademania@gmail.com. Thank you for your purchase!
(I did provide two blank sections, if you’d like to make your own questions!)

Explorers Covered:
~John Cabot
~Christopher Columbus
~Vasco Nunez de Balboa
~Juan Ponce de Leon
~Henry Hudson
~Jacques Cartier

Students will be asked about each explorer's
~Sponsor Country
~Obstacles
~Purpose
~Achievements

I hope your class enjoys these as much as mine does!


Early European Explorers Biography Project

This is a project I use in my class to review the explorers we learned about. You can use this as a final group project, independent project, extra credit, a research project before the unit, or a homework assignment. The project asks them to show what they know/learn about a certain explorer in their chosen method of presentation. They have a lot of fun with this project, and it shows me what they know about the explorers.
Explorers Covered:
~John Cabot
~Christopher Columbus
~Vasco Nunez de Balboa
~Juan Ponce de Leon
~Henry Hudson
~Jacques Cartier

Students will be asked about the explorer's
~Sponsor Country
~Obstacles
~Purpose
~Routes
~Achievements


Early European Explorers Note Taking Chart

This is the note taking sheet I have my students fill out as we learn about/discuss each explorer mentioned below. I believe in note taking, so I have my students fill out the chart on their own as we go through each one. You can use the classroom poster/teaching slides to go over each explorer, or you could have students do their own research and fill in the chart with their learning, as well. The possibilities are endless.

Explorers Covered:
~John Cabot
~Christopher Columbus
~Vasco Nunez de Balboa
~Juan Ponce de Leon
~Henry Hudson
~Jacques Cartier
*I do include a spot where students can take notes on other explorers I may mention along the way (like Amerigo, Ferdinand Magellan, etc.)

Students will be asked to take notes about each explorer's
~Sponsor Country
~Obstacles
~Purpose
~Achievements

I hope your class enjoys this bundle!
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