I print out these study cards to help the students prepare for the quiz. It goes along with their graphic organizer notes and it helps to have them complete a large version of their chart with a partner on the top of their desks. I have found that these cards really help them visualize the information and increases test scores significantly when used.
Step 1: Students work with a partner to complete a graphic organizer on the Spanish, French, English, and Dutch European Explorers.
Step 2: Students are assigned one of the European countries to create a 4-square advertisement to convince the other countries that they deserve to live in the New World.
Step 3: The class will participate in a Round table Territory Negotiation activity using a map of North and South America.
Step 4: Reflection Questions to be completed in student notebooks.