We are well into our explorer studies and as promised here are a few of the things that we are using.
This is my Basic lesson Plan for this Study:
Click here for the Explorer Basic Lesson Plan
Here is a hyper-linked page of the websites that we are using to gather information about the explorers (please preview those links before allowing your children to use them as websites change regularly):
Click here for the Explorer Web Sites
These are the pockets we made to put our completed explorer cards into. We printed them on different colored paper representing the different countries.
Click here to download the Explorer Pocket 1-Spanish Explorers
Click here to download the Explorer Pocket 2-English Explorers
Click here to download the Explorer Pocket 3-French Explorers
Click here to download the Blank pocket
We are also adding to our vocabulary. We are using the words:
- Northwest Passage,
This is a basic vocabulary flap booklet for 12 words. There are two sheets in this file. 1 side is the front and can be used alone, but I made the backside because my kids have trouble writing in a straight line and I wanted them to have guidelines to keep their work neat. Just do double-side printing. Also, be sure you set the page scaling to fit in the margins. Had a bit of trouble with the sizing being even.
Click here to download the 2-sided, 12 Word Vocabulary Flap book
We are using a single page booklet to make mini-biographies of each explorer we study. Again I’ve made these with lines and we glued images of the explorer to the front of each booklet. I am using Amy Pak’s History Through the Ages timeline figures on the front of each booklet, but you can find other images of explorers on the internet. We also printed these on different colored paper to match our explorer pockets.
Click here to download the Booklet with lines and blank cover
Click here to download the Booklet with lines and blank front and back
Hope that someone will find these things of some use.Love to hear what you think.