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Exploratory Activities (Introductory/Focus)
1) Review of Explorers to be used: Columbus, Magellan, Cortez, Hudson, and Drake
2) Discuss the packet: You will be a member of one of the exploration teams. You and your crew mates will return with evidence as to the area you explored, what was found, evidence of inhabitants, etc.
8th Grade American History
Study of the Exploration of the New World
Concept Development Activities (Procedures/Activities)
Crew will research the various sites for information that will help explain which explorer they are, where they went, and what was found.
Crew will make presentation to the monarchy producing evidence of their discoveries.
Previous worksheet used as review before starting project
Presentation to the class followed.
Test?quiz on these explorers
Materials, Resources, Software
Exploration Packet having what is expected.
Websites that have been Whacked
ClarisWorks Draw/Paint and Word Hyper Studio or PowerPoint
Originality and Creativity
Must have:1 map showing route taken the New World, 1 drawing of ship taken on voyage, 5 examples of wildlife in the area, 5 examples of the culture, and list of supplies taken on the trip and why these were chosen.
Diary/log will be kept by each member of crew
Presentation by the crew to the monarchy and subjects
Maps /Drawings may be handmade or with the used of a Draw or Paint programs
Crew will make presentation using PowerPoint or Hyperstudio
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