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Early American Explorers Resources
In our late elementary/early middle school quest to learn Early American History this year, we began by studying the Early American Explorers. I used a book from titled Who Discovered America? as the spine. It provided information, notebooking pages and activity ideas. This book is no longer be in print, but Evan-Moor’s History Pockets: Explorers of North America looks to be similar – and possibly even better.
Living Historical Fiction
Each of the kiddos had an independent reading selection during the unit, too. Caleb read Encounter, by Jane Yolen. Admittedly, Jane Yolen’s opinionated books typically have to be taken with a grain of salt. With that in mind, the book tells the story of Christopher Columbus from a Native American point of view. Her perspective was very thought-provoking and provided great discussion/writing topics.
Tell me…what are your favorite resources for teaching about explorers?