The Age of Exploration

Ths website provides a list of books that teachers can use to teach about explorers.  When it comes to learning about different explorers, it is often hard for teachers to have the students keep them straight since there are so many of them.  Students often get confused about who discovered what and when they discovered a specific place.  These books will allow teacher to provide a fun twist to learning about explorers. Students are more likely to remember different books due to the plot of the story.  It would also be a great way to link literature and social studies together by reading several of these books in a read aloud.  The read aloud will allow the students to know what they are going to be learning for the day, as well as provide them with a historical fiction story- with illustrations!

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