This lesson covers the Explorers of early America. It is aligned with California's Social Studies Standards as well as Common Core Standards: Language Arts Reading Informational Text. Included with this lesson is a suggestion for extension for Gifted Learners as well as modification for Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners. In addition to the lesson, a pre- and post-test are included. The post-test on Power Point may be purchased for $1.00. This allows teachers to complete assessments quickly using BYOD or in-class low tech for quick response and teachable moments. The process, product and questions on the assessment are based on Bloom's Taxonomy in order to differentiate for diverse learners.
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