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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

European Exploration of North America Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Third graders listen to read-alouds and participate in extension activities about European Explorers—Christopher Columbus, Juan Ponce de León, Hernando de Soto, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, John Cabot, Henry Hudson, and Samuel de...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

The Fountain of Youth

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders study Ponce de Leon and the Fountain the Fountain of Youth. Using a real life analogy, 7th graders compare the skills of a conquistador to that of a professional basketball player. They discover reasons why the...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Discovery, Ship to Shuttle

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students define the meaning of discovery, and view and discuss the images on the Florida Quarter. They read about Ponce de Leon and the space shuttle, and complete a chronological order activity.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Discovery, Ship to Shuttle

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
The history of Florida is explored in this lesson which covers topics from Ponce de Leon to space travel. Learners listen to stories about Ponce de Leon's search for the fountain of youth and then move on to a discussion of the space...
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Worksheet
University of Florida

Sailing to St. Augustine

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Using a Florida map from 1597, young explorers consider the physical characteristics they would need in a site for a new colony and the resources they would need to survive. After selecting a site, class members research to discover the...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Ponce de Leon: The First Conquistador

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students learn why Queen Isabella waited nearly six years to give approval to Columbus to travel west and what event caused her to suddenly support the voyage of Columbus.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Map Skills: Explorers, Continents, and Oceans

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders use a software program to make and label a map of the world. On the map, they locate the seven continents, oceans and the countries of Europe. They also draw the routes of Christopher Columbus, Juan Ponce de Leon and...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Exploration of the Americas

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders demonstrate knowledge of exploration by naming and describing accomplishments of explorers. They use the internet to find corresponding information on the explorer and fill in a chart that is provided. Students also...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

European Explorers Database

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders watch a demonstration on how to create a new database. In pairs, they enter information about European explorers in an easy to read fashion. They save and print their databases to be used in a review game before their test.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Water Features of Virginia

For Teachers 4th
Students locate and identify water features important to the early history of Virginia. Thye recognize where most cities developed and locate and label the rivers on a Virginia wall map.
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Interactive
Curated OER

Florida State Facts

For Students 4th - 5th
In this Florida learning exercise, students learn about the history, motto, flower, and other interesting facts about the state by studying a chart. Students answer 10 questions about Florida. This is an online interactive learning...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Spanish Explorers Name Cards

For Students 4th
In this explorers worksheet students see the names of 18 Spanish explorers on name cards. There is no information given on this page.