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Explorers
Theme Unit

Time Line - Explorers of the Americas
     Explorers of the Americas - Pre-made PDF for your bulletin board (4 pages)
     Explorers of the Americas - Pre-made PDF for your bulletin board (8 pages)
     Customize the Explorers of the Americas printable and make custom print-outs
     Create your own time lines and printables


Plays:  Reader's Theater Scripts
     America's Best Explorer (Grades 2-5)


Word Wall
        Download explorers word wall (PDF file)

     Customize explorers word wall


Make a Daily Explorers Activity Lesson Plan Book
        Daily Explorers Activity Lesson Plan Book


Reading Comprehensions

Leveled Books
            A Sailor From Italy
            The Pathfinder: Jedediah Strong Smith
Fiction
     The Exploration of a Report (Grades 4-5)
     An Exploration Discovery (Grades 5-6)

Non-Fiction
     Who Was First? (Grades 1-3)
     Leif Ericson Day (Grades 3-4)
     French and English Explorers of America (Grades 3-4)
     Spanish Explorers of America (Grades 3-4)
     St. Lawrence Explorers (Grades 3-4)
     Ada Blackjack: Heroine of the Arctic (Grades 3-5)
     Life on an Explorer's Ship (Grades 4-5)
     Meriwether Lewis (Grades 4-6)
     Matthew Henson (Grades 4-6)
     The Ends of the Earth: Ann Bancroft, Polar Explorer (Grades 4-6)
     Will Steger, Polar Adventurer (Grades 4-6)
     Lewis, Clark, Sacagawea, and Pomp (Grades 5-7)
     Exploring Tasmania (Grades 5-7)
     Exploring Alaska (Grades 5-7)
     Vasco da Gama (Grades 5-7)
     Marco Polo (Grades 5-7)
     Ferdinand Magellan (Grades 5-7)
     Ibn Battuta (Grades 5-7)
     Arctic Explorers (Grades 5-7)
     Matthew Henson (Grades 5-7)
     Vasco Nunez de Balboa (Grades 5-7)
     Before Columbus (Grades 5-7)
     Conquistadors (Grades 5-7)
     Exploring America's Great Rivers (Grades 5-7)
     Pocahontas and John Smith (Grades 5-7)
     Juan Ponce de Leon (Grades 5-7)
     Charles Lindbergh (Grades 5-7)
     Jacques Cousteau (Grades 5-7)
     Jacques Cartier (Grades 5-7)
     Samuel de Champlian (Grades 5-7)
     Explorers for Holland (Grades 5-7)
     Early English Explorers: Frobisher and Davis (Grades 5-7)
     John and Sebastian Cabot (Grades 5-7)
     John Cabot (Grades 5-7)
     Henry Hudson (Grades 6-8)
     The Man Who Named America - Martin Waldseemuller (Grades 7-8)
     Matty McNair: Polar Explorer (Grades 7-9)

Aerospace
     Copernicus and Galileo: Explorers of Science (Grades 3-5)
     Steve Fossett: American Adventurer (Grades 5-6)
     John Glenn (Grades 5-7)
     Space Walkers (Grades 5-7)
     Ellen Lauri Ochoa: World's First Hispanic Astronaut (Grades 5-7)
     Copernicus (Grades 6-7)
     Telescopes Over Time (Grades 6-7)
     Edwin Hubble: Father of Observational Cosmology (Grades 6-7)
     Wernher Von Braun (Grades 6-7)

Spanish
     Leif Ericson (grades 3-4)
     Exploradores Franceses e Ingleses de América (grades 3-4)
     Exploradores Españoles de América (grades 3-4)
     Los Exploradores de San Lorenzo (grades 3-4)
     La Vida en un Barco de Exploradores (grades 6-8)
     Lewis, Clark, Sacagawea y Pomp (grades 8-9)
     Explorando Tasmania (grades 7-8)
     Explorando Alaska (grades 8-9)
     Vasco de Gama (grades 7-8)
     Marco Polo (grades 7-8)
     Fernando de Magallanes (grades 8-9)
     Ibn Battuta (grades 8-9)
     Exploradores del Ártico (grades 8-9)
     Vasco Núñez de Balboa (grades 8-9)
     Antes de Colón (grades 5-7)
     Los Conquistadores (grades 5-7)
     Explorando los Grandes Ríos de América (grades 8-9)
     Pocahontas y John Smith (grades 5-7)
     Juan Ponce de León (grades 5-7)
     Charles Lindbergh (grades 7-8)
     Jacques Cousteau (grades 7-8)
     Jacques Cartier (grades 6-8)
     Samuel de Champlain (grades 6-8)
     Exploradores para Holanda (grades 6-8)
     John Glenn (grades 5-7)
     Caminantes Espaciales (grades 8-9)
     Ellen Lauri Ochoa: la primera astronauta hispana del mundo (grades 5-7)

French
     Leif Erikson (grades 3-4)

German
     Leif Eriksson (grades 3-4)


Book Units
    You Wouldn't Want to Explore with Sir Francis Drake! (Grades 1-3)
    You Wouldn't Want to Sail with Christopher Columbus (Grades 1-3)
    You Wouldn't Want to Travel with Captain Cook (Grades 1-3)
    Meet Christopher Columbus (Landmark Books) (Grades 2-3)
    Dark Day in the Deep Sea Magic Tree House #39 (Grades 2-5)
    Dive: Book Three: The Danger (Grades 3-5)
    Lewis and Clark- Explorers of the American West (Grades 3-5)
    The Mutiny on the Bounty (Grades 3-5)
    Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus? (Grades 3-5)
    Dive: Book Two: The Deep (Grades 3-6)
    Lewis & Clark - Blazing a Trail West (Grades 4-6)
    The Picture History of Great Explorers (Grades 4-6)


Christopher Columbus
        Visit the Columbus Day Theme Unit


Science Project
    Explorers Science Activity


Writing
Replying to Letters


Lewis and Clark
        Lewis and Clark Theme Unit


Document Based Activities
     Document Based Activities


Compare and Contrast
        Explorer Traits: Compares three seafaring explorers (Grades 3-4)

Explorer Traits: Compares two great, although quite different, Arctic explorers (Grades 5-7)

Explorer Traits: Compares two great Arctic explorers (Grades 5-7)

Explorer Traits: Compares father/son explorers (Grades 5-6)

Explorer Traits: Compares two explorers who sought the Northwest Passage (Grades 5-6)

Explorer Traits: Compares two founders of North America (Grades 5-6)



Glyphs
        Explorers Glyph


Books
            Explorers of North America (Grades 4-6)
            Antarctica Explorers: The Race to the South Pole (Grades 5-6)
            Explorers of the New World (Grades 6-8)
            Antarctica Explorers: Shackleton and Byrd (Grades 6-8)


Explorers Review
     Explorers first grade social studies questions
     Explorers second grade social studies questions
     Explorers third grade social studies questions
     Explorers fourth grade social studies questions
     Explorers fifth grade social studies questions
     Explorers sixth grade social studies questions


Quizzes
General Quiz
     Explorers review quiz - options for multiple pages, keys, and edit writing questions (Grades 5-7)
     Edit the explorers review quiz using edHelper's quiz editor tool (Grades 5-7)
More Quizzes
     English Explorers Review Quiz (Grades 6-8)
     French and Dutch Explorers Review Quiz (Grades 6-8)


Analogies
             Explorers Analogies
Analogies in Foreign Languages
     French analogies
     Italian analogies
     German analogies


Coloring Pages
     Explorers coloring page #1
     Explorers coloring page #2
     Explorers coloring page #3


Finish the Story
     Backyard Explorers (Grades 2-3)
     Adventure on the Trail (Grades 2-3)
     Tidal Cave (Grades 2-3)
     A New Land (Grades 3-6)
     The Mountain Adventure (Grades 4-5)
     Mardra's Escape (Grades 4-5)
     Exploring the Park (Grades 4-5)
     Domingo's Voyage (Grades 6-8)


What would YOU do?
     Could You Be a Modern Day Explorer? (Grades 3-6)


Writing
Explorers Draw and Write
Explorers Draw and Write


Dot to dots
Spelling
     Spelling (challenging)

Alphabet
     Alphabet (lowercase letters)
     Alphabet (CAPITALIZED letters)

Counting
     Mixed: Each page count by a different number
     Count by 1's (easier)
     Count by 1's
     Count by 2's
     Count by 3's
     Count by 4's
     Count by 5's
     Count by 6's
     Count by 7's
     Count by 10's
     Count by 25's
     Completed drawings (no dot to dots)


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