European Exploration and Settlement Mini Unit Bundle

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This is a fabulous bundle of four PowerPoints and four differentiated lesson plans that go with them. They are all based on the NYS 7th grade curriculum and standards. The content included is on pages 41-42 of the NYS social studies curriculum under Unit Two: European Exploration and Colonization of the Americas I. EUROPEAN EXPLORATION AND SETTLEMENT

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These were last revised on 10/2/2013. Below are short descriptions of each of the lesson plans and PowerPoints. Please download the preview zip file to see exactly what you will be getting. This bundle is a zip file. Beneath each PowerPoint and lesson plan you will find a link so that you can see the ratings and comments from them.

1. Motivating Factors of European Exploration:

The content that is included in the PowerPoint is as follows:

*Technological Improvements in Navigation
*Consolidation of Political Power within Certain Countries in Europe
*Desire to Break into the Eastern Trade Markets
*Missionary Zeal

Motivating Factors of European Exploration PowerPoint

Within the lesson plan you will find:
* lesson plan
* notes
* 3 ability levels of vocabulary sheets
* 2 ability levels of note sheets
* 2 activity options for students to choose from: Political Cartoon or Persuasive Speech both with rubrics, student roles and time limits for each step
* Paragraph homework assignment
* Student choice sheet to help them choose the activity they want to do

Motivating Factors of European Exploration Lesson Plan

2. Geographic Factors Influenced European Exploration and Settlement in America

The content in the PowerPoint is as follows:
1. Effects of weather and natural hazards on the Atlantic crossings
2. Characteristics of physical environments where different Europeans settled
3. The development of New France, New England, New Netherland, New Spain

Geographic Factors of European Exploration and Settlement PowerPoint


Within the lesson plan you will find:
1. Lesson Plan
2. 3 Ability Levels of Vocabulary Sheets
3. 2 Ability Levels of Notes
4. Student Activity Choice Sheet
5. Magazine Advertisement Activity and Rubric
6. Talk Show Activity and Rubric
7. 2 Ability Levels of a Graphic Organizer
8. Homework Self Reflection Paragraph

Geographic Factors of European Exploration and Settlement Lesson Plan


3. Effects of Exploration in America and Europe

The following is a list of the content used in the PowerPoint:
1. Human-Induced Changes in the American Physical Environment Caused Changes in Other Places
2. Introduction of New diseases to the Americas was Devastating
3. New foods Improved Both European and Native American Health and Life Spans (Columbian Exchange)
4. Colonial Population Growth Led to Unjust Acquisition of Native American Land
5. Economic and Political Changes in the Balance of Power in Europe and the Americas
6. Introduction of African Slaves into the Americas

Effects of Exploration in America and Europe PowerPoint

Within the lesson plan you will find:
1. 3 ability levels of a vocabulary sheet
2. 2 ability levels of note sheets for students
3. Student choice of activity sheet to help teachers plan
4. Choice of a Children's Storybook or a Sketch Comedy Activity both with rubrics, student roles and time limits to help students stay on task and move along
5. Critical Thinking Graphic Organizer

Effects of Exploration in America and Europe Lesson Plan

4. Exploration and Settlement of the NYS Area by the Dutch and English

The following content is in the PowerPoint:
1. Vocabulary
2. Essential Questions
3. Relationships Between the Colonists and the Native American Indians: Different colonies had allies with different tribes and were enemies with others
4. Similarities Between the Europeans and Native American Indians
a. The role of tradition:
b. The importance of families and kinship ties:
c. The hierarchical nature of the community and family:
d. The need to be self sufficient
5. Differences Between the Europeans and Native American Indians
a. Ideas About Land Ownership
b. Gender Roles
c. Criticism by both the Natives and the Europeans
d. Rivalry Between the Dutch and English Eventually Resulted in English Supremacy

Exploration and Settlement of the NYS Area by the Dutch and English PowerPoint

Within the lesson plan you will find:

1. Lesson Plan (with notes)
2. 3 Ability Levels of Vocabulary Sheets
3. 2 Ability Levels of Note Sheets
4. Student Activity Choice Sheet
5. Play-Doh Activity with rubric (both activities include student roles, simple steps and time limits to help students stay on task and move along)
6. Joke Writer Activity with rubric
7. 2 Ability Levels of a Graphic Organizer with an answer key
8. Paragraph Writing Homework with Grading Checklist

Exploration and Settlement of the NYS Area by the Dutch and English Lesson Plan
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113
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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European Exploration and Settlement Mini Unit Bundle
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European Exploration and Settlement Mini Unit Bundle
European Exploration and Settlement Mini Unit Bundle