To become familiar with the parts of the world explored by the leading European sea captains.
2 class periods
This challenging map exercise requires class members to correctly identify continents, countries, bodies of water, and other areas. You can have the students want individually, or work in pairs.
In the Mapwork section on the second page, you may want to make this a contest among class members, which will make it more fun.
The most exciting part of this lesson is THE CONCENTRATION GAME. The class is divided into two teams. Points are scored by remembering which explorers discovered which places in the New World.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.