Here are a variety of resources that I created to for my Explorers unit. Include is a document that explains each resource and the way I used it in my class
Included in the Unit:
Explorer PPT: Introduces students to the reasons for exploration
Explorer Biography Brochure and Explorer Project Notes: This was our culminating project. Students were given time in class to conduct their research, then they completed their brochures at home. The graphic organizer helped my students to plan their projects and organize their thoughts.
Explorer Photos: These were used for guided note-taking/interactive notebooks. I had students cut them out then glue three on a page. Then, as we learned about each explorer, students took notes next to the corresponding photo.
Explorers PPT: Each class period we covered 4-5 explorers. This PPT corresponds to the Explorer photos that they had glued into their notebook.