Exploration and the Northwest Passage PowerPoint Presentation

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5th - 11th, Homeschool
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23 pages
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Objective: To examine the causes and effects of the search for the Northwest Passage.

Key Terms and People:

Northwest Passage

Bartholomew Dias

Vasco da Gama

Hernando Cortes

Francisco Pizarro

Christopher Columbus

Vasco Nunez de Balboa

Ferdinand Magellan

Amerigo Vespucci

Giovanni Cabato (John Cabot)

Henry Hudson

Giovanni da Verrazano

Jacques Cartier


Video - Magellan Biography (2:10)

Video - Henry Hudson Biography (3:00)

Common Core Learning Standards:

Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies - 2,4,7

Total Pages
23 pages
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Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.


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