Karon swimming back to his table with a new artifact to analyze.
Today was our second day in our Social Studies unit on the “Age of Discovery.” Today students learned about several factors that led to the exploration of the Americas. We began by reading a story about Christopher Columbus. Then, we “excavated” a sunken explorer ship in our classroom to analyze a variety of artifacts. Students analyzed these artifacts to determine what they were, why they would be in a sunken ship, and drew conclusions about what these artifacts reveal about European motives for exploration. Students had a lot of fun diving and “swimming” to the bottom of our sunken ship to retrieve the artifacts.
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