Make studying explorers easy by using these notecatchers that allow your students to organize their research about early explorers who traveled to the New World.
Explorers included in this packet are:
*Ponce de Leon
The information they’ll gather includes:
*The explorer’s background - what did they do/what was their life like before they began their exploration.
*Sponsorship – which country/monarchy paid for the trip?
*The motivation behind the exploration – God (religion), gold (fortune/riches), or glory (fame)
*The dates of the expedition
*A map showing where the explorer traveled
*The lasting impacts of the exploration – positive and/or negative
The last page is a timeline. Your students can label it to show when each explorer’s expedition(s) took place. This helps give kids some perspective as to when the explorers traveled in relation to each other.