Explorers Lesson PowerPoints – These Explorers Lesson Presentations include tons of vocabulary, people, events, and ideas for teaching about Explorers.
Topics covered: The Silk Road, Marco Polo, African Trading Empires and Routes, Vasco da Gama, Bartholomeu Dias, Navigation Technology, Vikings including Eric the Red and Leif Ericson, Christopher Columbus and the controversy that comes with him, Amerigo Vespucci, the Search for a Northwest Passage, John Cabot, Henry Hudson, Jacques Cartier, Samuel de Champlain, the Columbian Exchange, Spanish Conquests and Conquistadors, Cortes's Conquest of the Aztec Empire, Pizarro's Conquest of the Inca Empire, New Spain, Encomiendas, Societal Hierarchy of New Spain. Please see the preview file for a list of what's included in each of the three lessons.
Please view the preview file for a complete list of all topics covered - each person, vocabulary word, and event gets its own slide, and each idea includes multiple slides.
These lessons were designed for grades 4-6.
I highly recommend getting my Explorers Interactive Notebook Activities to use with these lesson PowerPoints. No time for interactive notebook activities? No problem! My Social Studies Interactive Notebooks include Quick Notes (students simply write in notes) as well as pre-filled Quick Notes and digital quick notes templates for Google Classroom.
This is one component included in my Explorers Unit Bundle.
These resources are also available to teach Explorers:
Explorers Interactive Notebook
Explorers Vocabulary Posters, Flash Cards, and Word Wall Cards
Explorers Tests and Study Guides
This unit was designed for grades 4-6.
All of my American History materials are part of a huge American History Curriculum Mega-Bundle. You can find that by clicking here.