Discovery Channels: Investigating the Legacies of Exploration and Colonization


  • Aug 22 2010 7:15 AM

    Louise Bigham

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  • Aug 17 2010 9:38 PM

    John Garrett


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In this lesson, from the New York Times Learning Network, students explore the issues surrounding the celebration of Columbus Day. Through group research, they investigate the impact and legacy of exploration and colonization. Students synthesize the information they have gathered and create a first-person narrative about exploration and colonization.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 6 to 12

    Topics: English-Language Arts, United States History, World History, History-Social Science, American Democracy, Reading Comprehension


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    Instructional Strategy

    Grouping: Large Group Instruction

    Teaching Method: Cooperative Learning; Discussions; Brainstorming; Hands-on Learning