Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Discover the Explorers

  1. You will need to have a plethora of information on explorers from the Age of Exploration for this center activity.
  2. Your students will need to work as a group to complete this activity.
  3. Each group will choose an explorer to research and report.
  4. They should provide a written account of their chosen explorer as well as a unique visual aid. They could also make a mini-book to present their information.
  5. These should be shared with the whole class.

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Ten Black Dots
Early Division
Cultural Comparison
Easter Egg Contest
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Giant Kiss
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Limericks
Shapes and Angles
Poetry vs. Prose
West African Tale
Does It Measure Up?
Create a Collage
Tri-Angles
Survey Says
Copying the Masters
What’s the Stamp Worth?
Aluminum Boat Contest
Different Perspectives on Columbus
Fact and Opinion
Bumper Stickers
Biographical Data Organization
Political Debate about Celebration of Columbus Day
Money from Around the World
The Gymnastics Incident
Scariest Jack-O-Lantern Contest
Complete the Story
Spaghetti vs. Macaroni
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Combinations
Speech Writing
Crossword Trivia
Current Happenings in Science
"A Busy Year" Reading
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