This product is designed as a companion product to my popular research-based product on Early Explorers to the Americas (Early Explorers to the Americas), although it can be used as a stand-alone informational PowerPoint. The PowerPoint focuses on the 18 early explorers of the Americas in that original product. While the orginal product provides only "Explorer Information Sheets and a way to present students' findings, this PowerPoint includes informational content about each of the 18 explorers. Each is a synopsis of the specific explorer.
The product addresses the Social Studies Standard: The student will identify early explorers and their motivations, challenges, and achievements.
While the original product requires students to do their own research, this PowerPoint provides an alternative. Students learn to pull out specific information pertaining to each explorer and record it on the "Explorer Information Sheets" found in the original product. Or use the PowerPoint alone and work with students to highlight things like what nation they sailed for, the year(s) of their dicovery and what they are famous for.
The resources are designed to enrich or supplement your current curriculum.