SS. Chapter 5, 6

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CHAPTER 5 & 6
Early Explorers and Early Settlements
The story continues….
How did exploration of the
Americas lead to settlement?
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Two fans (James and Sarah) are watching a football
game.
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cheers for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
 Sarah is a fan of the Green Bay Packers.
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James’ team wins, but Sarah’s team loses!
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What might each fan say about the game?
First come, first served
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What does the saying, “first come, first served” means?
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Getting to the lockers first. Which slot is yours?
Describe a situation in which you experienced this.
Were you the one who was helped or hurt?
How did your experience make you feel?
How do you think others felt about the experience?
How did exploration of the
Americas lead to settlement?
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Between the 1400s and the 1600s, many Europeans
believed that they could claim land in the Americas by
being the first to send explorers into an area.
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How would you feel if you got to the locker first then
someone else came and threw your belongings out and took
over the locker?
When explorers claimed this land, they cared little
about the American Indians who already lived there.
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How do you think each side felt or viewed the situation?
 American
Indians vs. European explorers
Objectives for Ch. 5,6, & 7
I can…
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describe how the rights of the Native Americans were violated
by explorers.
describe how explorers interacted with the people in the
regions they explored.
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identify economic reasons for European exploration in America.
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describe the trade routes that developed in Africa and Asia.
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identify the routes of early explorers on a map.
How did exploration of the
Americas lead to settlement?
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What European countries do you think the early
explorers came from?
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What languages did they speak?
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How did they get here?
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What dangers did they face?
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In this chapter, you will find out about some of the first
European explorers in the “New World.”
How did exploration of the
Americas lead to settlement?
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You will partner up and be assigned an explorer to
read about in chapter five.
Fill in your graphic organizer.
 Be
3.
sure you fill it out under your explorer’s name.
Then you will turn your information into a skit!
(If time permits.)
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The skit should teach us about your explorer’s –
Background, Sponsor, Motives, Dates, Route, and Impact.
How did exploration of the
Americas lead to settlement?
1.
2.
You will partner up and be assigned an explorer to
read about in chapter five.
Fill in your graphic organizer.
 Be
3.
sure you fill it out under your explorer’s name.
Then you will turn your information into a skit!
(If time permits.)
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The skit should teach us about your explorer’s –
Background, Sponsor, Motives, Dates, Route, and Impact.
GAME TIME!
(All teams give an answer!)
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Who was the first to claim land in North America?
Columbus – duh, that’s why we celebrate
Columbus Day!!! 
 Christopher
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What was the least common occupation of the
explorers?
 soldier
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and merchant
Which European country sponsored the most
explorers?
 Spain
GAME TIME! (Use your note taker.)
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Who was the last to claim land in North America?
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Who claimed Florida for his European sponsor?
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Juan Ponce de Leon
What was the most common motive for explorers?
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Robert de La Salle
Claiming riches and land
What was the most common impact that explorers had in
the New World (America)?
 providing information for new maps
GAME TIME! (Use your note taker.)
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Which four explorers most mistreated the American
Indians?
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Which explorers established England’s first claim in North
America?
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1) Juan Ponce de Leon, 2) Hernan Cortes, 3) Francisco
Coranado, 4) Christopher Columbus
John Cabot
Which explorer sailed for Holland, or the Netherlands
(same country)?
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John Hudson
Chapter 5 - Closing
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What did you learn about European explorers that you
did not know before?
What ways were the eight explorers similar? Different?
Which of the explorers do you think had the greatest
impact on history? Why?
Are there ways in which the actions of these explorers
continue to affect our lives today? Explain.
Chapter 6 – Early English Settlements
What challenges faced the English colonies?
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We will read about the three English colonies.
Be ready to discuss these questions.
Why did people move to that colony?
What hardships did these settlers face?
How did the American Indians treat these first settlers?
Did the settlement flourish or fail? Why or why not?
What mistakes did you make in the beginning that made
survival even more difficult?
What do you think happened to the people of Roanoke?
Why do you think it was important to sign the Mayflower
Compact?
How did they improve their lives’ after arriving?
Act – It – Out
Roanoke
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Why did people move to Roanoke?
What hardships did these settlers face?
How did the American Indians in the area treat these
first settlers?
What do you think happened to the people who
settled here?
Why do you think the settlement failed?
What do you think the people could have done to
make the settlement successful?
Jamestown
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Why did people come to Jamestown?
What hardships did these settlers face?
What mistakes did you make in the beginning that
made survival even more difficult?
How did the American Indians in the area treat these
first settlers?
What do you think of your leader, Captain John Smith?
How did life improve for you after 1607?
Why do you think this settlement was successful?
Plymouth
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Why did settlers come to Plymouth?
Why do you think it was important to sign the
Mayflower Compact?
What hardships did these settlers face?
What mistakes did they make in the beginning that
made survival even more difficult?
How did the American Indians in the area treat these
first settlers?
How was their life improve since they first arrived?
Why do you think your settlement was successful?
Similarities and Differences
Roanoke
Jamestown
R,J
R,P,J
R,P
P,J
Plymouth

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