Early European Explorers

Students learn about the explorers of New York State: Hudson, Verrazano, and Champlain. They use maps, readings and video clips to access information about their reasons for exploration: their routes, the significance of their discoveries, and the first settlement of New York. Students will complete a graphic organizer and create a timeline. There is an in depth exploration of a primary source to integrate ELA and Social Studies. This exploration can be differentiated for the class’ ability levels.