This document is based on the European Explorers for 4th grade - Hudson, Balboa, Ponce de Leon, Columbus, Cabot, and Cartier. In my classroom, I allowed the students to pick which genre of writing they wanted to do. This packet includes the writing assignments AND planning/drafting organizers. These organizers are especially great for ELLs and below grade-level students.
-Compare and Contrast
-List of Links for research