Early Explorers Bundle #1: Hudson, Balboa, Cartier, Leon, Cabot, Columbus

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    1. Learning about these 13 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 13 explorers in one! COMING in 2020--a digital version of each explorer for Google Classroom will be added.Stu
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    Take a look at this complete and creative hands-on activity pack that is sure to captivate your students. COMING in 2020 -- a digital version of each explorer for Google Classroom will be added soon to this bundle!

    Students will love learning about 7 early explorers with reading passages, vocabulary, and interactive activities geared for 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th-grade students.

    What's Inside:

    • Henry Hudson--NEW Digital Unit added October 2020
    • Balboa--NEW Digital Unit added October 2020
    • Hernando de Soto Activity Pack (PDF)
    • John Cabot Activity Pack (PDF)
    • Vasco Nunez de Balboa Activity Pack (PDF)
    • Juan Ponce de Leon Activity Pack (PDF)
    • Christopher Columbus Activity Pack (PDF)
    • Jacques Cartier Activity Pack (PDF)

    In this unit (over 250 pages in all!) the informational articles and student activities will help students think about the essential questions such as:

    ✔Why were the Europeans interested in world exploration?

    ✔How did the Native Americans and explorers impact each other?

    ✔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

    There are informational articles and related student activities about:

    ✔The Age of Exploration

    ✔The Explorers Voyage to the New World

    ✔Native Americans & Explorers

    ✔Explorers Instruments for Navigation

    ✔Meet Vasco Nunez de Balboa

    ✔Meet John Cabot (and Sebastian Cabot)

    ✔Meet Jacques Cartier

    ✔Meet Christopher Columbus

    ✔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

    Be sure to check out the PREVIEW for more information.



    Read the passages about the Age of Exploration, Native Americans & Explorers, and Instruments for Navigation and about each individual explorer and then complete the student activity related to each passage.

    Introduce the 12 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 as a center activity. These posters are excellent for a bulletin board display too. Also, the vocabulary cards are a great hands-on, challenging activity to get them thinking critically. There are also colorful maps included helping students visualize where their journey to the New World.

    Next, create a learning station for each of the six explorers. In a folder at each station be sure to include the two reading passages about that explorer, voyage map, and organizers for students to complete. There are also explorers mini-booklets with timelines for students to complete. It entails writing three facts about that explorer, putting the timeline dates in the correct order, coloring, cutting, and gluing inside their notebook or a lapbook. There are two articles on each explorer: the character studies are in ones are in color to laminate and post on a bulletin board, if desired.

    Meets the NEW Georgia Standards of Excellence:

    SS3H2 - Describe European exploration in North America

    a. Describe the reasons for, obstacles to, and accomplishments of the Spanish, French, and English explorations of John Cabot, Vasco Nunez de Balboa, Hernando de Soto, Jacques Cartier, Henry Hudson, and Christopher Columbus.

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


    Explorers of the New World PACK #2

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    Columbus Day Unit & Flip Book

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    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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    Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
    Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
    Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
    Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
    Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.


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