Students learn about the accomplishments of important Explorers by going on a European explorers scavenger hunt. Scatter the 36 statements around your room and students use QR Code Readers to find out Who Am I? Students fill out a handout with the answers, complete a graphic organizer, and lastly, create a postcard.
No QR Code Readers in your classroom? No problem! A non-QR code version is included as well as answer keys for the handout and graphic organizer, and a greyscale version of the scavenger hunt!
Note: The QR codes were designed for students to use a QR code reader app to reveal the person’s name. If students do not have a QR code reader app, they may use the camera on their device. However, the camera reads the QR code differently. It assumes they want an Internet search for the name (there is no way to control what sites the device pulls into the search). So, if students want to use their camera, they will need to first put their device in airplane mode or turn off the WiFi connection.
European explorers scavenger hunt contents:
- Teacher Directions (3 pages)
- QR Code Scavenger Hunt (36 pages)
- No QR Code Scavenger Hunt (72 pages)
- Student Handouts and Keys (8 pages)
- Postcard Activity and Key (3 pages)
European explorers included: Vasco da Gama, Ponce de Leon, Hernan Cortes, Rene Robert Cavelier sieur de la Salle, John Cabot, Henry Hudson, Ferdinand Magellan, Francisco Pizarro, Christopher Columbus, Francis Drake, Vasco Nunez de Balboa, Bartolomeu Dias, Samuel de Champlain, Giovanni da Verrazano, Hernando de Soto, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, Amerigo Vespucci, and James Cook
You may put the materials in this file on a LMS for STUDENT USE that RESTRICTS access like Google Classroom, Edmodo, Canvas, etc. where students are either invited via an email address or log in with a user name and password. IT MAY NOT BE UPLOADED TO A CLASS WEBSITE UNLESS THE SITE IS RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH A LOGIN AND PASSWORD AND IT MAY NOT BE USED IN A COURSE ON OUTSCHOOL OR ANY SIMILAR PLATFORMS/MARKETPLACES.
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