|Subject Area||US History|
|Unit of Instruction||Age of Discovery|
SS.8.A.2.5 Discuss the impact of colonial settlement on Native American populations.
SS.8.E.3.1 Evaluate domestic and international interdependence.
SS.8.A.1.5 Identify, within both primary and secondary sources, the author, audience, format, and purpose of significant historical documents.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
Students will write a skit that portrays the reasons for exploration.
Students will be able to explain some of the effects of exploration.
Monday-Wednesday: Students will first examine primary sources that relate to the reasons why Europeans explored the New World and then discuss and chart their findings. They will then work in groups to create a skit portraying one of these reasons.
Thursday/Friday- Students will present their skits and answer questions from the textbook about the Spanish colonies.
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Conquistador – Spanish Explorer
Columbian Exchange –the exchange of people, plants, animals, ideas and diseases between the old and new world
Immunity – resistance to disease