How did exploration of the Americas lead to settlement?
In Chapter 5, students are learning about European explorers who claimed land in North America from the late 1400s through the 1600s. Students will work in groups to become experts on one of the eight explorers presented in the chapter and present their research to their classmates. As a class, we will then create an illustrated classroom matrix to organize information about each of the eight explorers in this chapter.
As a final project for Chapter 5, students will choose an explorer that is not described in detail in Chapter 5 and conduct their own research. Students will have several choices of ways to present the information they find.
Chapter 5 Content Vocabulary
Chapter 5 Materials
Video Overview - Exploration of the New World
Funny Music Videos - The European Explorers
Informational Websites on The European Explorers: