This is the morning work I created for my class to complete throughout our Early Explorers unit. In the beginning, they will utilize their resources to research the answers. As we progress through the unit, students could complete this on their own as a review. This could be used as a preteaching, homework, morning work, centers...the possibilities are endless! This could also be utilized if you are short on time and need a product to guide your teaching and serve as a “workbook” and/or notes for students to study.
The student will describe European exploration in North America.
~Describe the reasons for (purpose), obstacles to, and accomplishments of the Spanish, French, and English explorations of John Cabot, Vasco Núñez de Balboa, Juan Ponce de León, Christopher Columbus, Henry Hudson, and Jacques Cartier.
~Identify the sponsors of the above explorers
~Describe examples of cooperation and conflict between Europeans and Native Americans.
~Describe how the early explorers adapted, or failed to adapt, to the various physical environments in which they traveled.
~Definition of opportunity cost
~Describe opportunity costs and their relationship to decision-making across time (such as decisions to send expeditions to North and South America).
~Students are also asked about the following (to help build background information):
I hope your class enjoys these as much as mine does! Please let me know if I can do anything for you or your students.