9/26/11 Explorers

For this assignment you will work in groups of 2 and choose an explorer to study.

Here is what you and your partner must do:

Tell about the explorer in two paragraphs. They MUST include this information –
Partner #1 Write a paragraph that tells,
1. What country were they from?
2. What country were they exploring for?
3. What were they planning to look for?
4. When did they set out?

Partner #2 Write a paragraph that tells,
5. What kind of an expedition did they have (ships? Men? Horses? Etc.)
6. Did they ever find what they were looking for?
7. What were their accomplishments?
8. Did they make mistakes or do bad things? Tell about those.

Together - Make a map that shows the route your explorer took.
Partner #1 must find other maps and information for your research,
Partner #2 must make your new map using this information.
The map MUST include pinpoints with important information of events along the route, and dates.

Together: Find two pictures of your explorer.
NOW YOU ARE EACH READY TO POST TO YOUR BLOG. YOUR BLOG POST AND YOUR PARTNER'S WILL BE THE SAME. In your blog post you must put;
1. The first picture of the explorer
2. The 2 paragraphs you wrote (above)
3. The second picture of the explorer
4. Embed the map you made
The title of your post should be the name of your explorer.

Explorers to choose from:
Christopher Columbus
Amerigo Vespucci
Ferdinand Magellan
Leif Eriksson
Vasco da Gamma