Worksheets for a history lesson on the Age of Exploration, Age of Discovery. Includes a short piece of verse, a fact sheet, a 10 question short-answer worksheet, and a puzzle.
My worksheets make good homework assignments or handout work. I found them very effective at the start of class. Have students read the poem aloud. They enjoy the rhyming and the digestible amount of text. Plus, having materials right in their hands at the beginning of class captures their focus (sometimes).
This one has info on Marco Polo, the Crusades, the Silk Road, the astrolabe, compass, caravel, Portugal, the contributing causes to Europe's interest in discovery, exploration and foreign trade.