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The Cuban discovery by Christopher Colombus

Cristóbal Colón (Christopher Columbus) claims the New World. On 27 October 1492 Columbus sighted Cuba, he named the island Juana.

Nüshu (literally “women’s writing” in Chinese) is a syllabic script created and used exclusively by women in the Jiangyong County in Hunan province of southern China. Up until the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) women were forbidden access to formal education, and so Nüshu was developed in secrecy as a means to communicate. Since its discovery in 1982, Nüshu remains to be the only gender-specific writing system in the world.

Nüshu is a syllabic script created and used exclusively by women in the Jiangyong County in Hunan province of southern China. Since its discovery in Nüshu remains to be the only gender-specific writing system in the world.

Studying the Age of Exploration? This fun and informative webquest will be a great resource to use with your students(grades 4-8) There are 14 questions and lots of extension activities and links. There are also comprehension questions to use after the completion of the web quest.  Skills include:reading for information and using research/computer skills. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Age-of-Discovery-Webquest-570773

Age of Discovery-Webquest

Try my new webquest-Age of Discovery with lots of fun information and extension activities. From Feb. to March any purchaser of Age of Discovery during this period will be placed in a drawing for a free book(DK Ultimate Sticker book on Washington,DC)

This creative project has students research an explorer from the Age of Discovery and create a travel brochure based on his journey. A list of 15 possible choices for an explorer is provided along with detailed instructions on what is required and what to include. My students gain a lot from this assignment because they must think creatively about each explorer's route and make connections to the world today. A rubric with both self-evaluation and teacher evaluations are included as well.

Age of Discovery Travel Brochure Project

This Age of Discovery Travel Brochure Project has students create fun brochures based on the voyages of different explores from the Age of Exploration!

Age of Discovery and Exploration Readings & Dinner Party

Age of Discovery and Exploration Readings & Dinner Party

Exploration and Discovery Explorers Readings and Dinner Party This wonderful interactive lesson plan on the Age of Discovery (or Age of Exploration) features 8 short readings on major figures of the period along with maps and pictures.

Free Technology for Teachers: European Exploration - A Game for Learning About The Age of Discovery

Free Technology for Teachers: European Exploration - A Game for Learning About The Age of Discovery McKay Cook

Age of Discovery Research and Role-Play Activity:  Explorers

Age of Discovery Research and Role-Play Activity: Explorers

Unit Idea: Students research a famous European explorer and then become that person in a role-play activity. They will compete against each other to see who is chosen to be on the cover of TIME WARP magazine as the "Explorer of the Year.

Christopher Columbus video Discovery Education

Christopher Columbus video Discovery Education/ need to go to the website and look it up in order for it to work. Video: Young Christopher Columbus: A Sailor at Heart

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