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Columbus across the world

F. Katz

New Member
I'm about to teach European explorers now, and I'm looking for creative lesson plans and activities.Do you have any ideas?


Full Member
Flip Flap Book

I find that the best thing to do with explorers is a flip flap book. Especially when discussing 4 or more explorers. The kids like doing them because not only is it a little different but they get to draw pictures too. I hope you know what a flip flap book is. If not email me and I'll reply with the directions.

I have also done power point presentations with explorers. Each explorer gets a slide and a picture!



Senior Member
How ironic - a flap book was the only interesting thing I could think of! Any one else have a suggestion?


Travel Brochures

Well, I did some research, and the best idea so far is a travel brochure. In the brochure students had to fill out things we learned. For example they had to fill out the following:1) Choose one explorer
2) Sponsors ( who sent him)
3) Date of departure
4) Means of travel
5)Luggage Checklist(If they can take along 5 things-what would they be?)
6)Write about one day in the life of a sailor aboard the ship .
7)Write about the destination
8) Draw an official flag of the destination .
9) Draw a picture of the destination.
I found that this worked really well with my students.