This Explorers American History Unit Bundle includes everything you need to teach about Explorers to your 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students, including lesson plans, interactive notebook activities, Quick Notes activities, lesson PowerPoints, vocabulary posters, word wall cards, and flash cards, and study guides for each lesson and tests and modified tests for the end of each unit. Resources include lesson plans and outside resources like videos and games to supplement your lessons and make them fun and interactive for your students.
This Unit Bundle includes the resources listed below for teaching about these topics: 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 each individual component to this unit by clicking on the links below for more specific information about this bundle.
Explorers Interactive Notebook
Explorers Lesson PowerPoints
Explorers Vocabulary Posters, Flash Cards, and Word Wall Cards
Explorers Tests and Study Guides
This unit was designed for grades 4-6.
This Unit Bundle is actually Unit 2 in a 12 Unit Series.
All 12 of my American History Unit Bundles are part of a huge American History Curriculum Mega-Bundle. You can find that here.
Additional materials are available to enhance this curriculum and can be found in Heidi Babin’s store:
Events Coloring Pages
Q: Do students need a textbook to use these materials?
A: No, a textbook is not required. This is actually designed to be used with or without a textbook or other curriculum. It can be used as a supplement or on its own. Instead of relying on a textbook, students are building their own textbooks with their interactive notebooks that include all of the information they need - vocabulary words and definitions, important people, events, and big ideas.