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Early European Explorers: The Age of Exploration {Social Studies Unit}

Early European Explorers: The Age of Exploration {Social Studies Unit}
Early European Explorers: The Age of Exploration {Social Studies Unit}
Early European Explorers: The Age of Exploration {Social Studies Unit}
Early European Explorers: The Age of Exploration {Social Studies Unit}
Early European Explorers: The Age of Exploration {Social Studies Unit}
Early European Explorers: The Age of Exploration {Social Studies Unit}
Early European Explorers: The Age of Exploration {Social Studies Unit}
Early European Explorers: The Age of Exploration {Social Studies Unit}
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Early European Explorers: The Age of Exploration {Social Studies Unit}

Get your students excited about social studies with this engaging and hands-on unit on early European Explorers and the Age of Exploration:

There are over 230 pages, slides, center activities, games, students activity sheets, and more!

The following European Explorers are covered
1) Christopher Columbus
2) Giovanni da Verrazzano
3) Jacques Cartier
4) Samuel de Champlain
5) Henry Hudson

The following concepts are covered in the unit:
1) What was the Age of Explorations (what is an explorer?)
2) The Life of an Explorer
3) Maps - Major countries involved in the Age of Explorations
4) Reasons for Exploration
5) Discoveries of New Land
6) The relationship between Native Americans and Europeans (both positive and negative)
7) Artifacts and Objects used by Early Explorers
8) Cause and Effect relationships related to the Age of Exploration
9) Each explorer's (listed above) exploration experience (what country sent them, why they were sent, and what they discovered in the new world)

Students will work in small groups, individually, and as a whole class to learn the concepts listed above.

Here is all that you will be getting in this zip file download
1) Detailed Teacher lesson plans (11 total lessons)
2) Student Explorer Journal - a 17 page student activity packet to go along with the daily lessons (answer key provided)
3) 31 anchor slides to go along with each lesson. This anchor lessons are provided in PowerPoint, PDF, and PNG image files to meet your needs.
4) A 50 (full-colored) piece Bulletin Board set to reinforce learned concepts
5) "Searching for Gold" - a fun scavenger hunt activity to kick off the unit
6) Exploration Objects and Artifact picture cards for a small group activity
7) 5 learning folders with information about the Age of Exploration - Topics of each folder include: Life as an explorer, maps of involved countries, reasons for exploring, relationships between Natives and Europeans, and life in the new world. With each folder students will work in small groups to learn about each topic and then complete a short activity related to each topic. Students will rotate through each folder.
8) Digital learning guide on the exploration journeys of the 5 explorers listed above - The guide is an interactive PDF file with clickable links throughout the file for students to explore the journeys in a fun way. For each explorer, students will learn background information, the goals for each voyage, a narrative of the voyage, and the results of each voyage. Students will enjoy the graphic-novel style narration of each voyage.
9) A "Cause and Effect" puzzle activity on the cause-effect relationships of the Age of Exploration
10) "The Race Around the World" - Review Game
11) Formal Unit Assessment (with Answer Key)

Take a look at the extensive sample to get a sneak peak of the unit! Let me know if you have any questions! Thanks!!

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Total Pages
237 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
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