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Explorers of North America Lesson

A Ship
Christopher Columbus
Jacques Cartier

Use the slideshow, teacher resources, and student worksheets in this social studies mini-lesson to give students a general overview of the most famous explorers. This mini-lesson can be taught as part of 1 or 2 45-minute class periods. The activities and exercises can be completed in class or given as take-home assignments. The lesson content is accessible and approachable for both social studies teachers and generalists, and includes background material for brush-up or pre-lecture preparation.

Grades
4
5
6

Use this mini-lesson to introduce students to the famous explorers of North America. Remind them that our lives are the way they are now because of these explorers.

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Explorer Book Cover

Eyewitness: Explorer

Rupert Matthews

This book takes a look at the often hazardous and perilous world of exploration from the lives and navigation techniques of the first sailors to the types of food eaten on space missions.

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