Explorer Silhouette

5th Grade ~ Social Studies ~ Unit 2 Culminating Activity

Explorer Choices

  • Marco Polo
  • Zheng He
  • Prince Henry
  • Bartolomeu Dias
  • Vasco da Gama
  • Christopher Columbus
  • Amerigo Vespucci
  • Hernando Cortes
  • Francisco Pizarro
  • Estevanico
  • Fray Marcos de Niza
  • Francisco Coronado
  • Bartolome de las Casas
  • John Cabot
  • Giovanni da Verrazano
  • Henry Hudson
  • Jacques Cartier
  • Samuel de Champlain
  • Jacques Marquette
  • Louis Jolliet

Requirements

  • Profile picture of explorer
  • Explorer's name
  • Background information of explorer
  • Achievements/outcome of exploration
  • Map of explored area and explorer's route


Grading Rubric

  • Explorer profile (2 pts.)
  • Explorer name (2 pts.)
  • Explorer background information (2 pts.)
  • Outcome of exploration (2 pts.)
  • Map of explored area (2 pts.)
  • Route of exploration (2 pts.)
  • Turned in on time (2 pts.)
  • Followed directions (2 pts.)
  • Neat (2 pts.)
  • Name on project (2 pts.)

Total - 20 points