1. Resources Home
  2. Middle School
  3. History
  4. Early-modern history (1500 -1750)
  5. Exploration
Age of Exploration Snapshot Foldable Activity

Age of Exploration Snapshot Foldable Activity

Age of Exploration Snapshot Foldable Activity FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Cover Page • Age of Exploration Snapshot Foldable Task Sheet and Reminders for students • Foldable template • Age of Exploration Snapshot Foldable Rubric • Directions for teacher (to give to your students) with images The completed foldable images (to show you what the end result should be) Do your students LOVE the app Snapchat?? This popular foldable/project is a great way for them to create "snapshots" of the Age of Exploration! Students will create a collection of snapshots from the study of the Age of Exploration. The snapshot foldable booklet will include: • Title and illustration on the cover • Three “snapshots” that must include COLORED ILLUSTRATIONS exemplifying three details of the Age of Exploration • Students will write a paragraph (at least 5 sentences) next to/under each image explaining the details about your choice • Illustration on the back page of your booklet that exemplifies the Age of Exploration This foldable project can be given as in an in-class assignment/assessment or a homework assignment. It is up to teacher's discretion. ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! Age of Exploration Snapshot Activity ASSL Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning! Digital Papers by Ashley Hughes KG Fonts © 2012 A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
asocialstudieslife
Great Explorers Play Age of Exploration

Great Explorers Play Age of Exploration

Great Explorers during the Age of Exploration Activity: The Great Explorers Play FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Title page • Classroom Bill: Great Explorers • Great Explorers Play Cast of Characters • Character lines • Applying what I learned/Closing/Summary/Higher Order Thinking Writing assignment Students will become great explorers! After acting out/reading the play in class, students will be responsible for a task assignment. Using the information from the unit and from the play, they will decide who is the most important explorer from the cast by writing a paragraph arguing and defending their decision. Cast of Characters/Explorers include: • Teacher • Student at Extra Help • Viking Explorers: Leif Erickson • Portuguese Explorers: Bartholomeu Diaz, Vasco de Gama, Pedro Cabral • Spanish Explorers: Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, Vasco Nunez de Balboa, Ponce de Leon, Hernando Cortez, Ferdinand Magellan, Francisco Pizarro • French Explorers: Giovanni de Verrazano, Jacques Cartier, Samuel de Champlain, Jacques Marquette & Louis Joliet, Robert de la Salle • English Explorers: Martin Frobisher, Sir Francis Drake, Henry Hudson I hope that you and the students enjoy the show !! :) ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! Great Explorers Play ASSL •• Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning! Black Tie Papers by Liz O KG Fonts Clip Art by Kerri Webb Rainbow Tag by Ashley Hughes © 2012A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
asocialstudieslife
Age of Exploration Unit Test

Age of Exploration Unit Test

Age of Exploration Unit Formal Assessment for A Social Studies Life's Age of Exploration Unit FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Title page • Multiple Choice questions • Constructed Response questions • Answer Key for teachers ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! Age of Exploration Unit Assessment ASSL •• Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning! © 2012 A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
asocialstudieslife
Age of Exploration Review

Age of Exploration Review

Age of Exploration Review for A Social Studies Life's Age of Exploration Unit Included in this resource: • Introduction to Exploration; Columbus; Mercantilism; Middle Passage; Triangular Trade; Advances in Technology; Reasons for Settlement in the New World review graphic organizer ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! Age of Exploration Review ASSL/a> •• Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning! KG Fonts © 2012 For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
asocialstudieslife
Slavery in the Americas during the Age of Exploration

Slavery in the Americas during the Age of Exploration

Slavery during the Age of Exploration Aim: How did slavery grow in the Americas and what was its impact? FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Title page • Do Now/Motivation questions based on map • A Slave's Voyage reading passage with images • The Middle Passage primary source document with scaffolding questions • Application/Closing/Higher Order thinking question • Answer Key for Teachers Students will study and analyze the growth of slavery in the Americas: importation of slaves; Middle Passage, Triangular Trade, primary source account; classroom simulation Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary; writing/discussion based on argument Differentiation: questions are scaffolded; cooperative (students can work with a partner for reading and questions based upon teacher's discretion); simulation/role-playing ★★ NOTE: Included with this product is a photograph of the "ship" I create in my classroom. To understand thoroughly what it was like to be transported on a slave-trade ship, I have about 12 students sit crowded into that area of the floor in the classroom. I then have them link arms to simulate the cramped quarters of the ship. They stay in the "ship" for about 5 minutes and they begin to very much understand the close quartered conditions ! ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! Growth of Slavery in the Americas ASSL •• Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning! Digital Paper by Christi Fultz and Ashley Hughes KG Fonts © 2012 A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
asocialstudieslife
Age of Exploration Technology

Age of Exploration Technology

Technology during the Age of Exploration Technological Advances during the Age of Exploration Aim: How did new technologies impact exploration? FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Title page • Do Now/Motivation student-centered question • Technological Advances Graphic Organizer • Answer Key for Teachers Students will research and analyze the technological advances made during the age of exploration: printing press, navigational schools, astrolabe, magnetic compass, maps, caravels Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary; writing/discussion based on argument Differentiation: graphic organizer; cooperative (students can work with a partner for graphic organizer based upon teacher's discretion) ★★ NOTE: When executing this lesson, I either have the students research these technologies in the computer lab, or using our class-set of textbooks. Whatever works for you! ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! Exploration Technology ASSL •• Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning! Digital Paper by Erin Cobb and Ashley Hughes KG Fonts Clip art by Kerri Webb © 2012 A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
asocialstudieslife
Mercantilism Age of Exploration

Mercantilism Age of Exploration

Mercantilism during the Age of Exploration Aim: Why was mercantilism so important to European countries and their colonies in the New World? FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Title page • Do Now/Motivation student-centered question • Mercantilism reading passage with scaffolding questions • All-About Mercantilism Graphic Organizer • Application/Closing/Higher Order Thinking questions • Answer Key for Teachers Students will study and analyze the economic system of mercantilism and why it was important to European nations and their colonies Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary; writing/discussion based on argument Differentiation: graphic organizer; cooperative (students can work with a partner for reading and questions based upon teacher's discretion) ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! Mercantilism ASSL •• Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning! Digital Paper by Erin Cobb and Ashley Hughes KG Fonts © 2012 A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
asocialstudieslife
Christopher Columbus - Hero or Villain? Students Debate!

Christopher Columbus - Hero or Villain? Students Debate!

Christopher Columbus: A Hero or a Villain? Aim: How can Christopher Columbus be viewed as a hero? How can he be viewed as a villain? FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM Included in this resource: • Title page • Do Now/Motivation student-centered question • Christopher Columbus Hero/Villain reading passage with positive/negatives graphic organizer • Debate Worksheet: Students will be placed into debate groups upon teacher's discretion; will gather information based on their side's argument - Evidence worksheet included • Application/Closing Questions Students will analyze and evaluate the effect Christopher Columbus had on the world and if he should be considered a hero or a villain Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary; writing/discussion based on argument Differentiation: graphic organizer; cooperative (students will be placed into debate groups based upon teacher's discretion) ★★ NOTE: When I execute this lesson, I usually split it up into two days: Day One giving the students time to create their arguments in groups, and Day Two allowing them to argue each side with closing arguments and submitting their application questions answers ★★ Looking for the pen and paper, hard-copy version of this resource? Find it here! Christopher Columbus ASSL •• Digital, 1:1, interactive Social Studies learning! Christopher Columbus Original Illustrations/Clip Art by Kerri Webb {GET IT HERE!} Application tag by Ashley Hughes KG Fonts and Kevin/Amanda Fonts © 2012 A Social Studies Life For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
asocialstudieslife
Edexcel GCSE Early Elizabethan England Complete Unit of Work

Edexcel GCSE Early Elizabethan England Complete Unit of Work

Everything needed to successfully teach the early Elizabethan England course, This bundle includes 19 enquiry based lessons. Each lesson includes a powerpoint presentation with a step by step guide and activities, high quality worksheets, engaging activities, exam questions and support material.
planmylesson
Edexcel GCSE Early Elizabethan England Unit 3

Edexcel GCSE Early Elizabethan England Unit 3

Everything needed to teach the final unit of the Early Elizabethan England Unit 3. If you are familiar with our lessons you will know that each enquiry includes high-quality resources, exam style questions and tips, differentiated activities and clear step by step instructions. No textbook required.
planmylesson
Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Early Elizabethan England : Lesson 18 Why did attempts to colonise Virginia fail?

Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Early Elizabethan England : Lesson 18 Why did attempts to colonise Virginia fail?

Students learn about the two failed attempts to colonise Virginia. They analyse the decisions made on each voyage and critics these before creating a guide book for people wanting to undertake a successful voyage to the New World. This sets them to answer the lesson's question (a 16 mark exam question). There is also a homework activity. As always there are step by step instruction, high-quality differentiated resources and exam support. This lesson concludes the Unit of Work. I'll be uploading exam support material during the Christmas holiday so keep your eyes on my page for details.
planmylesson