Early Explorers Unit is a hands-on unit that combines history and language arts skills to teach Spanish, French, and English exploration of the Americas! Everything you need to teach a unit on the early explorers can be found in this 2 week, 66-page unit! Included:
+ 5 Detailed Lesson Plans: Lessons cover topics related to the early explorers including motivations for exploration, obstacles associated with exploration, and the outcome of exhibitions. Explorers discussed in this unit include Christopher Columbus, Juan Ponce de Leon, Hernando Cortes, Francisco Coronado, Jacques Cartier, Samuel de Champlain, Robert La Salle, and John Cabot (emphasis is placed on Columbus, Coronado, Champlain, La Salle, and Cabot). All lessons are hands-on and incorporate literacy skills. Lesson plans include step-by-step instructions and links to video clips and online simulations.
+ 4 Close Reading Passages & Comprehension Questions: All of the passages and questions can also be shared with students digitally and completed using Google Slides.
+ 10 Worksheets
+ 2 Projects
+ Interactive Classroom Timeline
+ Suggested Timeline for Completing Activities
+ Answer Keys for All Activities
Students will become fully immersed in early exploration as they complete hands-on projects and research past events!
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The following product is included with this unit:
Early Explorers Close Reading Passages & Questions
When you purchase this product, you will be given access to a link that will allow you to open the file in Google Slides. You’ll then share that file with your students. The slides can be printed and adapted for students who prefer to answer the questions by hand. You can also view and print a student's completed version of the slides.
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