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ERIC Number: ED462340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Land and People before Columbus. Grade 5 Model Lesson for Standard 5.1. California History-Social Science Course Models.
Zachlod, Michelle, Ed.
The Age of Exploration, beginning in the late 1400s, was an important era in the discovery and development of land unknown to Europeans. Students initially participate in geographic literacy activities by comparing and contrasting the European geographic view of the world in the 1400s with present-day information. Focusing on pre-Columbian settlements of North America, activities relate to cultural developments that may or may not have originated in pre-Columbian times. Students examine prehistoric Native American cultures such as the Anasazi and Makah and learn the difficulty in pinpointing exact time periods for specific cultural developments. Suggested time for unit implementation is 4 weeks. The lesson plan discusses the significance of the topic; presents focus questions; gives literacy links; and provides information and student activities, dividing the topic into "Beginning the Topic"; "Developing the Topic"; and "Culminating the Topic." Assessment is based on student products created throughout the unit. Extended/correlated activities are suggested. (BT)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California