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Discovery and Exploration of America

Students will research the importance of the discovery, exploration, or early settlement of American and create a short presentation about their discoveries. After you research on your own with a partner or small group you will make a presentation!

Jamestown Colony - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com

Description: This website is an overall resource including maps, videos, games, articles, and will work well with for students of all learning styles.
Rationale: I choose this website because it incorporates a lot of the resources previously mentioned, but this website is written at a more advanced level and would be great for students at a higher reading level or gifted learners. This website also includes games, articles, images, maps and more which will give it the ability to reach all learning styles.

On the Trail of Captain John Smith: A Jamestown Adventure -- National Geographic Kids

Description: This is an interactive website where students can play games, discover America, and more. It also includes informational captions and articles throughout.
Rationale: I choose this website because it incorporates a lot of the resources previously mentioned, but this website is written at a lower grade level and would be great for students at a lower reading level or ELL learners. This website also includes games, articles, images, and more which will give it the ability to reach all learning styles.

Succeeding in the New World – Colonial America

Description: This is a game where students build their own settlements including the financial aspects, building materials, resources, and more.
Rationale: I choose this game because using a game as a learning tool is good for all eight (nine) learning styles we will see throughout our classrooms. This game also incorporates students building their own Jamestown Settlement, further incorporating Logical-Mathematical learners, which are harder to reach during the majority of social science lessons.

Early America Archives - American History For Kids

Description: This is a website with a multitude of articles about early American discovery.
Rationale: I choose this website for students to use because it is an interactive website that integrates articles, audio, images, and games to reach learners of multiple learning styles. The website is also easy to run and will reach learners of all developmental levels.

Exploration and Expansion - Kids Past

Description: This is a website with a multitude of articles about the exploration and expansion of America including many interactive articles.
Rationale: I choose this website for students to use because it is an interactive website that integrates articles, audio, images, and games to reach learners of multiple learning styles. The website is also easy to run and will reach learners of all developmental levels.

Jamestown Adventure

Description: This is an online adventure game about life in early America.
Rationale: Using a game as a learning tool is good for all eight (nine) learning styles we will see throughout our classrooms.

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Discovery of America

Discovery of America

Description: This is a map on the path the ships took to America including Columbus, Magellan, and multiple other explorers.
Rationale: Visual-Lingustic, Visual-Spacial, as well as Logical-Mathmatical learners will all benefit from using a map as a resource during research.

Who discovered America?

Description: This is a short video about who discovered America.
Rationale: I chose this video because students who are auditory as well as visual learners will better grasp the Discovery of America through watching and hearing the information rather than lecturing or reading about it.

On the Trail of Captain John Smith: A Jamestown Adventure -- National Geographic Kids

To watch the video you must follow these two steps:
1. Click: Let's Go!
2. Then click: "I. Off to Virginia"

Description: This is a short video about the discovery of Jamestown and why people wanted to move there.
Rationale: I chose this video because students who are auditory as well as visual learners will better grasp the concept of Jamestown through watching and hearing the information rather than lecturing or reading about it.

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Canva

Canva

Description: This is a presentation source.
Rationale: I choose this resource because it is just one resource the students will be able to use for their end-of-project presentations. Canva would be a good resource for students who are verbal-lingustic learners as well as visual learners.