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   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (5) 5 :
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

[ELA2015] (5) 19 :
19 ) By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the Grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently. [RI.5.10]

[ELA2015] (5) 24 :
24 ) Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. [W.5.3]

a. Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator, characters, or both; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally. [W.5.3a]

b. Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations. [W.5.3b]

c. Use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage the sequence of events. [W.5.3c]

d. Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely. [W.5.3d]

e. Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events. [W.5.3e]

[ELA2015] (5) 26 :
26 ) With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of the first three Language standards in Grades K-5.) [W.5.5]

[ELA2015] (5) 27 :
27 ) With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting. [W.5.6]

[ELA2015] (5) 35 :
35 ) Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace. [SL.5.4]

[ELA2015] (5) 36 :
36 ) Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes. [SL.5.5]

[SS2010] USS5 (5) 4 :
4 ) Determine the economic and cultural impact of European exploration during the Age of Discovery upon European society and American Indians.

•  Identifying significant early European patrons, explorers, and their countries of origin, including early settlements in the New World
Examples: patrons—King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella

explorers—Christopher Columbus

early settlements—St. Augustine, Quebec, Jamestown

•  Tracing the development and impact of the Columbian Exchange
Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (5), or English Language Arts (5), or Social Studies (5)
Title: Exploring Explorers
Description:

Students will create a video in talk-show format about explorers from the 15th-17th centuries. They will utilize books, the Alabama Virtual Library, and the Internet for reference. Groups of students will answer who, what, when, where, and why questions and then use that information to write a script for the video.




ALEX Learning Activities  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 4 :
4 ) Determine the economic and cultural impact of European exploration during the Age of Discovery upon European society and American Indians.

•  Identifying significant early European patrons, explorers, and their countries of origin, including early settlements in the New World
Examples: patrons—King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella

explorers—Christopher Columbus

early settlements—St. Augustine, Quebec, Jamestown

•  Tracing the development and impact of the Columbian Exchange
Subject: Social Studies (5)
Title: Captain John Smith's Jamestown Adventure
Description:

This is an interactive from National Geographic allowing students to go on a journey with Captain John Smith to discover Jamestown and the year 1607.  The interactive tells the story of John Smith's journey to Jamestown and his adventures allowing students to choose what happens next and play mini-games to experience many of the challenges John Smith had to face at Jamestown. 




   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 4 :
4 ) Determine the economic and cultural impact of European exploration during the Age of Discovery upon European society and American Indians.

•  Identifying significant early European patrons, explorers, and their countries of origin, including early settlements in the New World
Examples: patrons—King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella

explorers—Christopher Columbus

early settlements—St. Augustine, Quebec, Jamestown

•  Tracing the development and impact of the Columbian Exchange
Subject: Social Studies (5)
Title: Interactive Timeline
Description:

In this learning activity, students will be able to create a graphical representation of Christopher Columbus' voyage.  Timelines can be organized by time of day, date, or event, and the tool allows students to create a label with descriptive text.  Students can also add an image for each label to make the timeline more visually appealing.  Students can share their final timeline via email.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] ALA (4) 2 :
2 ) Relate reasons for European exploration and settlement in Alabama to the impact of European explorers on trade, health, and land expansion in Alabama.

•  Locating on maps European settlements in early Alabama, including Fort Condé, Fort Toulouse, and Fort Mims
•  Tracing on maps and globes, the routes of early explorers of the New World, including Juan Ponce de León, Hernando de Soto, and Vasco Núñez de Balboa
•  Explaining reasons for conflicts between Europeans and American Indians in Alabama from 1519 to 1840, including differing beliefs regarding land ownership, religion, and culture
[SS2010] USS5 (5) 4 :
4 ) Determine the economic and cultural impact of European exploration during the Age of Discovery upon European society and American Indians.

•  Identifying significant early European patrons, explorers, and their countries of origin, including early settlements in the New World
Examples: patrons—King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella

explorers—Christopher Columbus

early settlements—St. Augustine, Quebec, Jamestown

•  Tracing the development and impact of the Columbian Exchange
[SS2010] USS5 (5) 5 :
5 ) Explain the early colonization of North America and reasons for settlement in the Northern, Middle, and Southern colonies, including geographic features, landforms, and differences in climate among the colonies.

•  Recognizing how colonial development was influenced by the desire for religious freedom
Example: development in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Maryland colonies

•  Identifying influential leaders in colonial society
•  Describing emerging colonial government
Examples: Mayflower Compact, representative government, town meetings, rule of law

Subject: Social Studies (4 - 5)
Title: How It All Started!
Description:

This interactive tool provides videos of the pilgrims embarking on their first journey.  Students can explore the experiences and historical significance of the pilgrim's voyage, settlement, and first harvest celebration.




ALEX Learning Activities: 3

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ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 4 :
4 ) Determine the economic and cultural impact of European exploration during the Age of Discovery upon European society and American Indians.

•  Identifying significant early European patrons, explorers, and their countries of origin, including early settlements in the New World
Examples: patrons—King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella

explorers—Christopher Columbus

early settlements—St. Augustine, Quebec, Jamestown

•  Tracing the development and impact of the Columbian Exchange
Subject: Social Studies (5)
Title: The New World: Founding of Jamestown
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?start=0&v=lFkyAD9gS6g
Description:

English colonists, including John Smith and John Rolfe, arrive on new land via the Chesapeake Bay and are greeted by curious onlookers who are native to the land. This land will eventually become the Colony of Virginia. This scene foreshadows the end of the ancient civilization, the Powhatan.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 4 :
4 ) Determine the economic and cultural impact of European exploration during the Age of Discovery upon European society and American Indians.

•  Identifying significant early European patrons, explorers, and their countries of origin, including early settlements in the New World
Examples: patrons—King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella

explorers—Christopher Columbus

early settlements—St. Augustine, Quebec, Jamestown

•  Tracing the development and impact of the Columbian Exchange
Subject: Social Studies (5)
Title: From the Age of Exploration: What Nation?
URL: https://mrnussbaum.com/from-the-age-of-exploration-what-nation
Description:

In this interactive game from MrNussbaum.com, students will drag and drop the names of early settlements and European patrons into the correct country (Spain, France, or England) box.  This game could be used as an assessment after a lesson on European exploration.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] USS5 (5) 4 :
4 ) Determine the economic and cultural impact of European exploration during the Age of Discovery upon European society and American Indians.

•  Identifying significant early European patrons, explorers, and their countries of origin, including early settlements in the New World
Examples: patrons—King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella

explorers—Christopher Columbus

early settlements—St. Augustine, Quebec, Jamestown

•  Tracing the development and impact of the Columbian Exchange
Subject: Social Studies (5)
Title: Christopher Columbus Paralaugh
URL: https://mrnussbaum.com/christopher-columbus-paralaugh
Description:

This is an interactive online activity from MrNussbaum.com.  Similar to mad lib, students add parts of speech to create a hilarious story about the explorer, Christopher Columbus.



ALEX Classroom Resources: 3

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