Explorers to the Americas – Included in this resource are:
24 Explorer Cards for the following individuals who helped explore and chart North, Central, and South America,
8 Quiz cards, 8 Task cards, a quiz card answer sheet for the student, and 26 answer key pages for the following explorers:
Roald Amundsen, Daniel Boone, Vasco Nunez de Balboa, John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto), Jacques Cartier, Samuel de Champlain, Christopher Columbus, Hernan Cortes, James Cook, Francis Drake, Leif Ericson, Martin Frobisher, Henry Hudson, Sieur de La Salle, Lewis and Clark, Alexander Mackenzie, Fernando Magellan, Peary and Henson, Francisco Pizarro, Juan Ponce de Leon, Pierre Radisson, Walter Raleigh, George Vancouver, and Giovanni da Verrazzano.
The 8 quiz cards have one question each that the students answer on an answer sheet. Students can work through all 8 cards independently or as a group assignment. The quiz cards have 26 pages of answer key for the teacher’s use – or for the students to check their work (there are additional pages for Matthew Henson and William Clark although they are grouped with Peary and Lewis on their explorer cards).
8 task cards are included as well. These are small projects. No answer keys are included for the tasks, as the projects are creative and open-ended; the "Quiz Card" questions are fact-based.
The Explorer Cards, Quiz Cards, and Task Cards are designed so that the classroom teacher can use all or as many as he or she wishes - if some of the Explorer Cards are not used, this will not make a difference to the overall organization of the product. With this in mind, I have not numbered the Explorer Cards or Quiz Cards. The Task Cards are numbered 1-8; I have included a blank Task Card sheet for the teacher to add tasks or replace tasks. Also included is a one-page list of the 26 explorers, numbered, in alphabetical order.
A classroom set printed in color and laminated would be best, and they all print attractively in black and white so that students could have individual sets of the cards as well. The cards could also be used in a center for students to work on independently. They can be also displayed as mini-posters.
This resource is part of two larger bundles that are sold at a discounted price:
Bundle of 3 Resources
Explorers to the Americas Bundle of 6 Items