Alternative Learning Unit
Integrated ELA & Social Studies
SS.8.A.2.1 - Compare the relationships among the British, French, Spanish, and Dutch in their struggle for colonization of North America. Clarifications/Examples: This benchmark implies a study of the ways that economic, political, cultural, and religious competition between these Atlantic powers shaped early colonial America.
Essential Question: What were the causes and effects of European exploration of the Americas?
-Primary Source Analysis
-Learning Goal Chart
-Readings of 11 explorers (including fun facts)
-Venn Diagram comparison activity
-Final writing project
-ELA Strategies for a Social Studies class
List of Explorers:
-Vasco Nuñez de Balboa
-Juan Ponce de Leon
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