Juan Ponce de Leon Biography
.... This biography about Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon is perfect to use when learning about European explorers and their discoveries as they searched and claimed new territories in North America and off the coasts.
It's a great way to integrate reading and social studies. It will allow you to work on non-fiction reading skills and strategies while covering the in depth history standards students are also responsible for mastering.
In Georgia, 4th graders study Juan Ponce de Leon (explorers were moved to 3rd starting in 2017) as part of the social studies curriculum, so this was written with them in mind. Because it is non-fiction though, the information is suitable for any state studying the same topic. It's great if you just need to learn factual information about this explorer. It is not just specific to Georgia students. For some 3rd graders, teacher guidance and class discussions will be needed.
Grab the Other European Explorers studied here:
European Explorers BUNDLED Pack of 7 passages
Vasco Nunez De Balboa
Juan Ponce de Leon
Hernando de Soto
Here are 2 passages on Christopher Columbus. They are formatted differently. You can read the individual descriptions by clicking the links.
- passage and student questions.
- passage and teacher questions.
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More about this passage on Juan Ponce de Leon:
This passage is perfect to use when introducing Juan Ponce de Leon or even to review his achievements before state testing time. It can be used in reading or in social studies.
The pack includes a 2 page biography passage, along with a comprehension crossword puzzle related to the text.
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Your students are sure to enjoy learning about European exploration and the discoveries of North American soil.
Other European Explorer Activities:
European Explorer Passage
: Introduction with teacher questions
European Explorer Time Line
European Explorer Poster Book
Christopher Columbus Poster Activity
European Explorers Bingo Game
Be sure to check out the other social studies passages in my store. I have MANY to choose from :-)
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