Unit 5: Exploration and Colonization Essential Questions: What is the connection between the motivations of early European explorers and modern exploration? Which motivation has the greatest impact on exploration outcome? Learning Targets
I can use cause and effect argument to show how important events have shaped the past and present in US and World History.
I can organize and study historical information by grouping people, events, and issues into various categories.
I can maintain a particular style of writing.
I can use content specific vocabulary to inform my audience about my topic.
Introduction Activity: Crossing the Seas Simulation! Get into groups of 4!
Introduction PowerPoint: Age of Exploration Follow along with the PowerPoint and complete the note sheets and the mapping activities.
Columbus: Great Figure? Collect Evidence-fill in graphic organizer Discuss Findings Prepare Debate Discuss
After the video, complete the reading and worksheet on the Columbian Exchange. This will be used tomorrow to complete an essay writing prompt. Essay Prompt: Does the Columbian Exchange have a positive or negative legacy?
Spanish Conquistadors Complete the Aztec Webquest over the next two days.
Dirty Dozen Explorers -you will look up the 12 big names of exploration -find out where they are from and where they went. -map the routes of these explorers--use the following resources to help:
Dirty Dozen Explorer-Give one; Get one -with a partner, you will be assigned an explorer -you will do research on this explorer and prepare a google slides presentation -you and your partner will present this information to the class and share your knowledge.
Digital Museum-Exploration Unit
PART 2: Colonization:
Intro: use the text books p. 120-131 to answer the questions on the handout.
Complete the handouts to learn about the transatlantic slave trade.
Atlantic slave trade "simulation" -Today you will play the game linked below that allows you to simulate what it would be like to be an African American during the Atlantic Slave Trade. -You will need to create a login. Write down your username and password as you will return to the game over multiple days. -You will be doing a reflection at the end of the simulation that will discuss your role in the game and the Atlantic Slave Trade itself.
Salem Witch Trials "Mafia" game Students will play a modified version of the game "mafia" to find the witches among the townspeople.
Salem Witch Trials Simulation/Game Students will choose there route through a simulation game about the Salem Witch Trials
Salem Witch Trials CSI investigation: Student will pair up and figure out what is the true reason why people were acting strange.
Colonization Unit Test: Please prepare for the test. Use the Study guide to get ready for the Unit test. Study, Study, Study!! Colonization Unit Board Game Activity Students will pair up and make a board game based on the things we learned throughout this Unit.