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The Age of Exploration

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  • Grade: 5-12
  • Interest Level: 5-12
  • ISBN: 9781576906859
  • Language: English
Description
Teach children about U.S. history by reenacting key events from the age of exploration. This resource notebook focuses on topics that had a profound impact on the country, featuring simulations and activities to engage and motivate students. Perform in a four-act play about the spice trade. Write a diary of a simulated journey of exploration. Role-play historical figures to learn how Europeans reacted to the mad scramble for overseas empires. Debate whether or not Columbus Day should be celebrated. With the help of this resource that aligns with Common Core State Standards, students will determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source. Digital resources, including audio files, primary sources, content-related videos, and assessments, give students further learning opportunities. This kit also features bonus items, including 33 Explorer Fact Cards and a 34" x 22" full-color map of trade routes.

Exploring History: The Age of Exploration Complete Kit includes:
  • Resource notebook
  • Digital resources
  • Bonus items

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Components

Series highlights include:

  • Resource Notebook with simulations and activities
  • Assessment Resources
  • Bonus Items to support simulations and activities
  • Digital Resources
The Age of Exploration

Simulations and Activities

Invite students to experience an integrated approach to active learning where they are immersed in the challenges of simulations, debates, activities, and discussions found in Exploring History. The lessons in this series are designed to make students full participants and active learners, good decision makers, and competent problem solvers.

Assessment Resources

Each lesson and activity contains quizzes for the unit and a final test for each notebook includes multiple choice and essay questions that are document-based. Assessments are available in digital format, so teachers can edit and revise documents to better meet the needs of their students.

Bonus Items

Bonus items provide teachers and students with handy manipulatives to be used with specific activities or as motivational tools throughout each unit. The bonus items may include maps, charts, activity cards, games, or information cards.

Digital Resources

Digital resources include audio files, primary sources, content-related videos, and assessments.

Correlations to Common Core, State, and Province Standards


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Program of Excellence Award from Middle States Council for the Social Studies Winner Program of Excellence Award from Middle States Council for the Social Studies Winner


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