by Dee Finley, Easterly Parkway Elementary School
Students will become experts on the explorations of Leif Erickson, Vasco de Gama, Christopher Columbus, and Francisco Coronado and present their findings to the rest of the class using a menu of project choices. Each member of the crew will also create a written project of their own using a menu of choices. Each crew member will keep a journal of what it would be like to be on a ship during the Age of Exploration.
Congratulations ship mates! You are now a part of the crew of a sailing vessel setting off on an exciting and dangerous trip during the Age of Exploration. You will be learning all you can about the lead explorer of your expedition and about being a good crew member. Are you searching for land or gold? Spices or adventure, fame, and fortune? Your crews will be following one of these important explorers: Leif Erikson, Christopher Columbus, Vasco de Gama, or Francisco Coronado. Good luck on your quest!