Your students will love learning all about John Cabot with this creative unit that includes articles, activities, vocabulary, and a flip book!
Giovanni Caboto was born in Italy. Even at a young age, he loved the sea. When he was 40, he changed his name to John Cabot and moved his family to England. He knew that England’s king wanted to explore new lands so he told him about his idea. Cabot believed he could sail westward across the Atlantic Ocean to reach Asia.
Students will love learning about the famous explorer John Cabot with this creative and hands-on activity pack!
This explorers packet includes many interactive activities and learning opportunities for students to learn all about the famous European explorer John Cabot including:
✔Informational Articles about Explorer John Cabot
✔Meet John Cabot
✔Instruments for Navigation
✔Navigation Mystery Flaps
✔Vocabulary Flip Flaps
✔PLUS a 5 Page Flip-Up Booklet
There are 3 main activities in this packet:
Introduce the 6 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. In addition, the vocabulary cards are a great hands-on challenging activity to get them thinking critically. There’s also a colorful map included to help students visualize the voyages of John Cabot.
Next, have students read the informational articles and complete the John Cabot organizer. You could have students work with a partner or in small groups to research more about John Cabot.
Have students complete the Flip-Up booklet and build it page by page. I usually have them do one page at each center or learning station. They can use the articles as a reference source to help them complete the pages of the booklet. Lastly, they cut, color, and assemble the booklet. Flip-Up books can be glued or stapled inside their interactive notebooks, file folder, or a 12 x 18 piece of construction paper folded like a book cover. They could also decorate the outside of the folder with a colorful John Cabot poster or their own design. Or staple the organizer on the other side of the book cover like a lapbook. Have fun exploring!
✔For Upper Elementary Grades - Second grade, Third grade, Fourth grade, Fifth grade
✔Great for Core Knowledge
✔Common Core Aligned
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