This fun student centered review sort will keep them engaged for a while.
I enjoy watching my students work collaboratively while asking questions, discussing their thoughts, and debating choices. Students are able to maximize learning by exchanging information about various European explorers: Christopher Columbus, Juan Ponce de Leon, Jaques Cartier, & Christopher Newport.
I recommend using this activity after students have been exposed to unit concepts about each explorer. This will allow students to share their understanding with enthusiasm and confidence!