Created By: John M. Kirkpatrick, Edison Middle School (Champaign, IL)
Grade Level: 7th
Content Area: Social Studies
Database Integration: Students will search the TDC database for information regarding the European explorer's lives, voyages, and/or inventions.
Activity that Meets this Standard
|16.A.3c: Identify the differences between historical fact and interpretation.||Students will create a Microsoft Word Document and/or a PowerPoint slide show that interprets the importance of European exploration.|
|16.B.3d (W): Describe the political effects of European exploration and expansion on the Americas, Asia, and Africa after 1500 CE.||Students will create a Microsoft Word Document and/or a PowerPoint slide show that interprets the impact of European exploration.|
|17.A.3a: Explain how people use geographic markers and boundaries to analyze and navigate the Earth. (e.g., hemispheres, meridians, continents, bodies of water)||Students will explain the significance and importance of their explorer's invention(s) or voyage(s) along with a map of the voyage or picture of the invention.|
Across the Centuries textbook, computer lab, Microsoft Word, Internet Access, Library Access, Access to a Projector, Scanner and/or Digital Camera would be an option
Students will be assessed based upon a teacher-created rubric that is presented to the students and discussed at the start of the project.