European Colonization in the Americas Reading Comprehension Packet

European Colonization in the Americas Reading Comprehension Packet
European Colonization in the Americas Reading Comprehension Packet
European Colonization in the Americas Reading Comprehension Packet
European Colonization in the Americas Reading Comprehension Packet
European Colonization in the Americas Reading Comprehension Packet
European Colonization in the Americas Reading Comprehension Packet
European Colonization in the Americas Reading Comprehension Packet
European Colonization in the Americas Reading Comprehension Packet
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Use this nonfiction social studies reading comprehension teaching resource to introduce and give students information on European exploration and settlement in the Americas. Students will be able to visually see where the Europeans settled in the Americas, learn about why they came here, how they survived and the explorers who were important to each country. The included nonfiction worksheets provide information as well as two activities to assess their knowledge. You can choose from comprehension questions after each section or assign a jigsaw activity and have students share out their knowledge, full instructions are included.

Students will learn about the following settlements:

  • New France
  • New Spain
  • New England
  • New Netherland

Explorers mentioned:

  • Giovanni de Verrazano
  • Jacques Cartier
  • Samuel Champlain
  • Robert LaSalle
  • Juan Ponce de Leon
  • Francisco Coronado
  • Ferdinand Magellan
  • Hernan Cortes
  • John Cabot
  • Sir Francis Drake
  • Sir Walter Raleigh
  • Henry Hudson
  • Peter Minuit

Twelve-page packet and questions come as blackline masters. A version that includes colored maps is also included.

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12 page reading plus jigsaw activity and answer key
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