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A fun and whimsical cross-curricular activity that your students will love. Students will read a ‘going back in time’ narrative about a young man finding himself aboard a ship with Christopher Columbus. After reading the passage and answering a few ‘get you thinking’ questions, students will be asked to ‘complete the story’. Ask students not only to use their knowledge and skills of writing but also their knowledge about Columbus, the time, the passage to the ‘New World’, living conditions, etc. You may also ask them to do a little research to find out more about the subject before completing the story.
This Vikings resource will have students interactively learning (and creating) as they learn about the lives these Norsemen explorers. Students will learn about their exploration, trade, ships, clothing, every day life and more.
This resource includes:
- – Informational text and worksheets
- – Notebooking / Report pages
- – Lapbooking Section
- – Visual Aids
- – Map Work
- – Crafts
- – Recipes
- – Puzzles
- – …and more
This resource has been designed to give students the materials necessary to create a lasting project designed around their learning and knowledge of Christopher Columbus. Notebooking projects can be teacher directed or student directed, (see description for more about ‘notebooking‘).
- – Creating a Notebooking Project – What is notebooking?
- – Supply list
- – Teacher pages
- – Student organizational pages
- – Notebooking pages and templates
One page informational text on Spanish explorers: Christopher Columbus, Balboa, Ponce de Leon, Ferdinand Magellan, De Soto and Coronado. After reading the text, student comprehension will be assess through a short reading comprehension worksheet. To extend the lesson, students will be asked to short opinion based essay questions.
This resource will create a classroom wall timeline (over 7′ long) showing famous explorers of the Americas! The timeline begins with Hoie Shin: a Chinese monk who explored the west coast of Mexico in 499 and ends with John Fremont: nicknamed the “Pathfinder” who explored the American West in 1838. (Examples of other explorers included: Leif Ericksson, Columbus, Cabot, Cortez, Coronado, Daniel Boone, John Cook, Davy Crockett and others)
This John Cabot resource is perfect for a quick World History lesson or a Language Arts lesson! Cabot’s was an Italian navigator and explorer. His 1497 discovery of the coast of North America under the commission of Henry VII of England is the earliest known European exploration of coastal North America since the Norse visits to Vinland in the eleventh century. Students will enjoy learning more about this explorer and how he too (like Columbus) thought he had sailed to the Far East!