This PowerPoint presentation is meant to be combined with lecture for upper elementary students. The presentation outlines the motivation, goals, obstacles, achievements, and cultural influence that Portugal, Spain, France, and England had on the Age of Exploration.
Each slide has a brief overview of teaching points in a visually appealing way for students to follow as you lecture. I combine this presentation with a daily activity or writing assignment. Students take notes in their interactive notebooks on important points.
Some slides include some more detailed notes and talking points for the teacher. This can help guide you to stay on track and not miss an important point.