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Age of Exploration Unit

Exploration Complete Unit Lesson Set: Age of Exploration Lesson Plans
Grade levels 5th – 10th, Homeschool (mostly used with 7th)
Subjects:  Social Studies – History, U.S. History, World History
Description

This is a comprehensive Age of Exploration bundle is loaded with new, common core activities that are guided by key concepts for Social Science.

This packet has vigor and fun with tons of Common Core options to teach about the Era of Exploration.

Teachers can pick and choose from notes formats, Common Core readings and worksheets and activities that fit your needs and teaching style the best. The packet includes:

I. Content Instruction:

The content in this bundle is not just a random selection of activities with unclear expectations. The instructional content was designed with the key concepts of World History including religion, achievements, geography, leadership/government, social classes and economy.

⚡1. Explorers PowerPoint with check for understanding questions.

⚡2. Explorers Cloze Notes and Graphic Organizer

⚡3. The Age of Exploration Historical Snapshot Close Reading

⚡4. A key concepts for World History PowerPoint introduction, graphic organizers, writing guide and foldable activity.

II. Student-Driven Activities, Guided Practice and Common Core Reading Age of Exploration Lesson Plans:

⭐1. Good, Bad and Ugly Exploration Stations Includes eleven reading stations, three assignment options, stations signs and answer keys.

⭐2. The Age of Exploration Routes Map Activity and key Concept Graphic Organizer

⭐3. Who Said It? Primary Source Explorer Quote Match This actvity set comes with a quotes page, notes, graphic organizers and an answer key.

⭐4. Age of Exploration Wanted Poster or Tombstone Activity This activity has students evaluate the good and bad aspects of the Age of Exploration.

⭐5. Exploration Talk Show with Dr. Telda Trueth! This is a FUN class play or class reading with a graphic organizer!

⭐6. Traingle Trade and Colombian Exchange Lesson Set This activity set has tons of lesson options with a simulation, close reading, maps and two graphic organizers!

III. Assessments and Review

✍1. Explorers 15 question test- Has multiple choice, matching and a making inferences from the text sections. Comes with key!!!

✍2. A Fantastic Key Concept Match Activity, with graphic organizers, a matching assignment and writing guides with 3 options

✍3. A fun, interactive Exploration Term Play game that has students guess key terms with hints from the class.

Our printable and Google Ready content is divided into 8 parts complete with quizzes for geography, vocabulary, and content with reading and writing skill focus. The bundles all have a similar structure for a familiar flow throughout The year. A scope and sequence is provided for easy planning:

I. HISTORY INVESTIGATION INTRODUCTION a fantastic introduction to content and reflection lesson! Students make predictions about learning for the unit.
II. GEOGRAPHY Loaded with instructional materials, geography activities, games, and quizzes!
III. VOCABULARY Tons of choices to ensure student success. Includes a variety of fun, individual and group activities, interactive learning cards sorts, Quizlet online links, class games, and a quiz!
IV. CONTENT INSTRUCTION- NOTES, GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS, CLOSE READINGS and STATIONS. The content instructional materials are both student-centered and teacher-driven depending on teacher preference:
V. ACTIVITIES Current, engaging and interactive activities that have students process information.
IV. CONTENT INSTRUCTION- NOTES, GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS, CLOSE READINGS and STATIONS. The content instructional materials are both student-centered and teacher-driven depending on teacher preference:
V. ACTIVITIES  Current, engaging and interactive activities that have students process information.
VI. BIG IDEAS REVIEW AND WRITING GUIDESIncludes an introduction, fun summative activities that have students categorize learned content, and great writing guides with essential questions.
VII. WARM-UPS or REVIEW These skill-based warm-ups can be used a daily or as a great review at the end of the unit:
VII. STUDY GUIDES AND ASSESSMENTS- Includes a comprehensive test study guide! Students pre-read the excerpts used in the test to define difficult words and create meaning before being exposed to content questions. The skill-based test that has students categorize, match, interpret text, and find the best evidence in a multiple-choice format!