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Miss Marcou's 5th Grade Explorer Unit
Activity #1-Research

Each student will be assigned a different explorer to become an expert on.  (See Explorer List)  They will be given six large notecards to help with their organization of information.  Also, they will each print an Individual Explorer template to use as a guide while they are researching.


Each notecard will be titled with one of the six questions that are asked on the template:

When did he explore? Who/What country was he exploring for?  Why was he exploring?  Where was he exploring?  How did he get there? Was the expedition successful?


Using the internet as their main source, they will research and record the appropriate information on the corresponding notecard as it applies to their explorer.  They need to cite every reference source that they use during their research process on Source Record Sheet.