The Age of Discovery
Review previous materials in the course that may relate to Pre-Columbian America and the Age of Exploration. Establish geographic setting with an emphasis on the Western Hemisphere. Students and teacher will read selections aloud with discussion and interpretations of the passages to follow. The instructor should lead with a group introduction of the map and the tools that allow students to explore it.
Graphic organizer (link on next page)
Print one packet per student. Packets may be converted to an online document, but this is not recommended as many questions involve looking at the online map. Model how to complete the first page of the packet. Students given independent work time to complete graphic organizer with a computer to examine the maps and writings in detail. Regroup to share findings and impressions
Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author's point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:
Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.