ERIC Number: ED430865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Worlds Apart: Context, Voyages and Encounters in the Age of Exploration. Updated Edition.
Roelofs, Anna; Millstone, David
This curriculum unit offers students the opportunity to become researchers of history. The curriculum is organized among three sections: (1) "Context," students are introduced to early seagoing peoples, their ideas and technologies, and to related ideas from Renaissance Europe; (2) "Voyages," students conduct individual research projects about the lives of 15th and 16th century European explorers, and work in teams to discover the complexities of a sea voyage at that time in history; and (3) "Encounters," students study in-depth the population of the North American continent before 1492, and what happened to native cultures when Europeans arrived with ideologies, weapons, and diseases. Student worksheets, background information, bibliographies, and suggestions for integrating ideas and making interdisciplinary connections are provided. (MM )
Descriptors: Ancient History, Elementary Education, European History, Foreign Countries, History, Learning Activities, North American History, Seafarers, Social Studies
Primary Source, P.O. Box 381711, Cambridge, MA, 02238 ($25).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Primary Source, Cambridge, MA.