The Age of Exploration
This week marks the launch of our first official unit for the course, The Age of Exploration. Click on the following document link to look over all of the essential standards, essential understandings, and essential questions that we will be covering in this unit:
Age of Exploration Unit Overview
Guided Notes: Age of Exploration Guided Notes Sheet
Lesson 1 Prezi, Europe Gets ready to Explore
Lesson 2 Prezi, Early Voyages of Discovery
Lesson 3 Prezi, Spain’s Conquest in the Americas
Lesson 4 Prezi, Exploration and Worldwide Trade
Age of Exploration Lesson 1 Guided Notes Due Tuesday, September 1st
Age of Exploration Lesson 2 Guided Notes Due Friday, September 4th
Monday, August 31st
Age of Exploration Pre-assessment
We will begin our new unit, The Age of Exploration, with a pre-assessment. This is intended to measure their prior knowledge of the unit. Results will be recorded to measure how much students learn over the course of the unit, but will not count toward their final grade.
Click here for a copy of the pre-assessment. Click here for a copy of the pre-assessment answer sheet.
Guided Notes for the Age of Exploration Lesson 1 are due tomorrow.
Tuesday, September 1st
News Brief #2 Ruining the Oceans
Age of Exploration Part 1, Europe Gets ready to Explore, Lecture
We will discuss key concepts from the first part of the Age of Exploration Unit, Europe Gets ready to Explore. Students are expected to have their guided notes completed before this lecture Prezi.
Click here for the guided notes sheet. Click here for the Lesson 1 Prezi.
Wednesday, September 2nd
Reasons for the Age of Exploration Reading We will read over a document that covers the various reasons why Europeans set out to explore the world.
Latitude and Longitude Activities Students will work on their map reading skills finding various locations using latitude and longitude.
Latitude and Longitude Activity 1
Latitude and Longitude Activity 2
Guided Notes for the Age of Exploration Lesson 2 are due tomorrow.
Thursday, September 3rd
Age of Exploration Part 2, Early Voyages of Exploration, Lecture We will discuss key concepts from the second part of the Age of Exploration Unit, Early Voyages of Exploration . Students are expected to have their guided notes completed before this lecture Prezi.
Click here for the guided notes sheet. Click here for the Lesson 2 Prezi.
Explorers Map Activity
Students will work on an activity the helps illustrate the different voyages that happened during the Age of Exploration
Friday, September 4th
CNN Student News
How Portugal became the first global sea power video
Portugal Beings the Age of Exploration Reading
Students will work on an activity the helps illustrate how Portugal lead the way for Europe to explore the world.
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