Finding a Northwest Passage

Finding a Northwest Passage
Finding a Northwest Passage
Finding a Northwest Passage
Finding a Northwest Passage
Finding a Northwest Passage
Finding a Northwest Passage
Finding a Northwest Passage
Finding a Northwest Passage
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15 MB|29-slide PowerPoint presentation, 3 Graphic Organizer handouts
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Northwest Passage.

Key words include:
- Coureurs de bois
- New Netherland
- Algonquin Indians
- Iroquois Indians
- Henry Hudson
- Jacques Cartier
- Peter Minuit
- Samuel de Champlain

This PowerPoint presentation examines:
- Why the Northwest “short cut” through North America was so vital to European trade
- The benefits and consequences to Native Americans with the arrival of European explorers

Overarching Question (Thinking Focus Question):
How did the arrival of Europeans affect Native Americans in North America?

**CAN BE ALTERED!** This is lesson 1 of Colonizing North America Unit. It comes with an engaging and visually appealing 29-slide PowerPoint presentation with easy to understand content illustrated with charts and pictures. This PowerPoint lesson is accompanied by a three-page graphic organizer - answer key included!

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Here are other lessons in this unit you may be interested in:

Lesson 1: Finding a Northwest Passage
Lesson 2: Jamestown Colony
Lesson 3: Plymouth Colony
Lesson 4: New England Colonies
Lesson 5: Anne Hutchison & Chief Metacom
Lesson 6: Middle Colonies
Lesson 7: Southern Colonies (part 1)
Lesson 8: Southern Colonies (part 2)
Lesson 9: Navigation Acts
UNIT: Colonizing North America

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Total Pages
29-slide PowerPoint presentation, 3 Graphic Organizer handouts
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
55 minutes
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