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Native American and Explorers Superpack

Native American and Explorers Superpack
Native American and Explorers Superpack
Native American and Explorers Superpack
Native American and Explorers Superpack
Native American and Explorers Superpack
Native American and Explorers Superpack
Native American and Explorers Superpack
Native American and Explorers Superpack
Product Description
This is a bundle of my two awesome research packs that cover Native American tribes of the United States and Explorers of the Western Hemisphere!

Each pack includes a nonfiction article about a tribe or explorer along with an integrated activity to help kids remember the information. There is a big project to do at the end of each unit. These packs will make your social studies come alive for your students!

Explorer pack:
How does it work?
Day 1- Start with an intro. Teach about why explorers explore, what challenges they face, how sailors navigated, and parts of the Earth

Day 2- Assign Explorers to students. All 13 should be covered.

Days 3-4- Time for Student Research

Days 5-8 Create Presentations

Days 9-22 Student presentations; After each presentation, there is a teacher-directed activity that integrates reading, math, science, and art.

After all presentations are done, there is a final reflection/assessment and rubric for grading

Here is what is included:
-Leif Erikson and an engineering activity on Viking Ships (aluminum foil needed)
-Christopher Columbus and a lesson on the Silk Road along with an interactive online activity
-John Cabot and a lesson about the spice trade (bring spices from your home)
-Amerigo Vespucci and a lesson on Constellations (you need a shoebox, a flashlight, and aluminum foil)
-Vasco de Balboa and an experiment on Fresh Water vs. Salt Water (you need salt, ice, water, and cups)
-Ferdinand Magellan and a math activity on the size of oceans (ruler, paper, scissors)
-Juan Ponce de Leon and a lesson on ocean currents
-Hernando Cortes and a lesson on the Aztec Empire and poetry
-Jacques Cartier and a lesson on the Northwest Passage
-Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo and a lesson on the different Native American groups in the United States
-Sir Francis Drake and a lesson on making observations about a painting
-Samuel de Champlain and a lesson on Latitude and Longitude
-Henry Hudson and a timeline activity

Native American pack:
This kid-friendly pack contains a nonfiction article on each of these Native American tribes:
-Northwest (along with a totem pole activity)
-Southwest (along with a plant experiment to learn about irrigation as well as a craft activity on Kachina Dolls)
-Northeast (along with a dream catcher activity)
-Great Plains (along with a STEM activity)
-Southeast (along with some mini-plays based on Native American myths)
-California (along with a cave painting activity)
-Arctic (along with a tangram activity)

For each group, there is a nonfiction article that tells about these people. There is also a STEM, science, language arts, or art activity to go with each group.

Also included, are two project ideas-- a museum and a dramatic presentation. For each project there are directions and rubrics. There is also a lesson about Indian Removal and the Trail of Tears.
Total Pages
80+
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
2 months
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