Exploring the New World
This unit was developed to support Georgia’s Performance Standard SS4H2. It contains learning stations for six European explorers: Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, Juan Ponce de Leon, Vasco Nunez Balboa, Jacques Cartier, and Henry Hudson. Each learning station contains informational cards to help students learn about the sponsors, goals, obstacles, and achievements of each explorer. Each station also includes a graphic organizer, photo of the explorer, and a learning station poster.
New Update 10/14/13 I added a close activity for each explorer informational passage. These can be used for differentiation or for each student to create their own explorer booklets! I hope you can use them.