To review the people and major events of the Age of Exploration
1 class period
This lesson begins with students completing a series of 30 statements by filling in missing words, names, and terms. Each statement describes a significant event during the Age of Exploration. One or more letters in each answer are given as clues. You can decide whether to have the class complete this section as a contest, game, or an activity for individuals.
Next, students will answer a Thought Question. Of the 30 events in the preceding list, class members must decide which 3 they think were of greatest historical importance and give a reason for their choice. This helps develop critical thinking skills. Answers can be discussed afterwards.
Students finish the lesson by labeling 15 key events of the Age of Exploration on a Timeline.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress.
The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.
See also, AMERICAN/U.S. HISTORY CURRICULUM LESSONS 1-15 of 150
LESSON 1: Textbook Study Guide
LESSON 2: Europe Trades with the East
LESSON 3: The First Americans
LESSON 4: The Explorers Game
LESSON 5: Explorers Come to the New World
LESSON 6: Christopher Columbus
LESSON 7: To Tell The Truth: Hernando Cortes
LESSON 8: Voyage of Magellan
LESSON 9: Trivia Contest: Age of Exploration
LESSON 10: The Trading Game
LESSON 11: The Game of Mercantilism
LESSON 12: Timeline: Age of Exploration
LESSON 13: Crossword Puzzle: The Age of Exploration
LESSON 14: Note Cards: Age of Exploration
LESSON 15: Map Exercise: The Thirteen Colonies