A lesson for European Exploration. An activity that engages students in higher level thinking and offers an easy way to differentiate and adjust the complexity.
You will need to have access to computers for research or have a classroom set of biographies on various explorers or let students check out a book from the library. I had my school librarian put a collection of biographies on European explorers together with various reading levels and combined it with the use of Chromebooks. They will fill an organizer as they gather information. Once they have the information they can begin the fun stuff!
The RAFT writing assignment: They will get to choose from five different roles, five different audiences, five different formats and five different topics. No matter what they choose it will ask them to apply their research into a new format with the use of the RAFT.