Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Junk Ship

  1. Provide several books and/or pictures featuring the caravel ships of Christopher Colombus' time.
  2. You will also need to provide a lot of scrap material such as:
    • string
    • cardboard
    • old white sheets
    • styrofoam
    • sticks
  3. Working in a small group, your students will create their own mini-caravel using the same general features.
  4. For fun your students may enjoy putting on plays for the class.

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