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Early Explorers Bundle #1: Hudson, Balboa, Cartier, Cabot {Print & Digital}

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2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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    1. Your students will love learning about these seven famous explorers with this creative and complete unit! It includes everything you need to teach about these early European explorers! NEW Digital Units for Google Classroom have been added!What's Inside:✔Early Explorers Unit with 7 Famous Explorers
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    2. Learning about these 12 early explorers has never been so much fun! Take a look at this complete and creative hands-on activity pack that is sure to captivate your students. This BUNDLE has 12 explorers in one! Students will learn about early explorers with reading passages, hands-on activities, voc
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    Take a look at this complete and creative hands-on activity pack that is sure to captivate your students. A digital version of each explorer for Google Classroom has been added soon to this bundle!

    Students will love learning about 6 early explorers with reading passages, vocabulary, and interactive activities geared for elementary grades.

    What's Inside:

    • Ponce de Leon--NEW Digital Unit added November 2020
    • Henry Hudson--NEW Digital Unit added October 2020
    • Balboa--NEW Digital Unit added October 2020
    • Hernando de Soto--NEW Digital Unit added October 2020
    • John Cabot Activity Pack--NEW Digital Unit added December 2020
    • Jacques Cartier Activity Pack--New Digital Unit added December 2020

    **Please NOTE each unit in the bundle has the same information and activities to introduce the unit about each explorer.

    In this unit, reading passages and student activities will help students think about the essential questions such as:

    ✔Why were the Europeans interested in world exploration?

    ✔What were some of the obstacles the explorers had to overcome in the New World?

    This activity pack includes many interactive activities and creative learning opportunities for students including:

    ✔Instruments for Navigation

    ✔Navigation Mystery Flaps

    ✔Comprehension Questions

    ✔Vocabulary Posters

    ✔Vocabulary Flip Flaps

    ✔Writing Prompts

    ✔Biography Organizers

    ✔Spotlight on Vocabulary

    ✔PLUS a 5-page Flip Book for Each Explorer

    ✔BONUS: Explorer Trading Cards Project

    With reading passages and activities about:

    ✔The Age of Exploration

    ✔The Explorers Voyage to the New World

    ✔Explorers Instruments for Navigation

    ✔Meet Vasco Nunez de Balboa

    ✔Meet John Cabot (and Sebastian Cabot)

    ✔Meet Jacques Cartier

    ✔Meet Henry Hudson

    ✔Meet Juan Ponce de Leon

    ✔Meet Hernando de Soto

    ✔For Elementary Grades – Second grade, Third grade, Fourth grade

    ✔Great for Core Knowledge

    ✔Common Core Aligned

    There are 3 activities included in these units:


    Read the passages about the Age of Exploration and Instruments for Navigation to introduce the unit. Next, read the passages about each individual explorer and then complete the organizers for each passage. There are also colorful maps included helping students visualize the journey to the New World.


    Introduce the vocabulary words with the real-life photo posters included. You could post these posters around the classroom and have students travel around to match up and define the words in their flip flaps or use them as a center activity. These posters make an attractive bulletin board display too.


    There mini-booklets with timelines for students to complete. It entails writing three facts about each explorer and putting the timeline dates in the correct order. Lastly, students can assemble the mini-booklet by coloring, cutting, and gluing them inside of their notebooks.


    Explorers of the New World PACK #2

    Francisco Pizarro Unit & Flip Book

    Hernando de Soto Unit & Flip Book

    Ponce de Leon Unit & Flip Book

    Hernan Cortes Unit & Flip Book

    Balboa Unit & Flip Book

    Francisco Coronado Unit & Flip Book

    Jacques Cartier Unit & Flip Book

    Samuel de Champlain Unit & Flip Book

    John Cabot Unit & Flip Book

    Amerigo Vespucci Unit & Flip Book

    Henry Hudson Unit & Flip Book


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    Ancient Egypt Unit

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