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Purpose & Description | Activity #1-Research | Activity #2-Inspiration Web | Activity #3-Timelines | Activity #4-Writing A Letter | Activity #5-PowerPoint Presentation | Activity #6-Oral Presentation | Activity #7-Exploration Web | Unit Resources | References | Frameworks & Standards | Teacher Comments
Miss Marcou's 5th Grade Explorer Unit

The following sources and sites were used to complete this unit.

ISTE, International Society for Technology in Education. (2000). National Educational Technology Standards for Students-Connecting Curriculum and Technology. International Society for Technology in Education: (ISTE) NETS Project.

NETS Technology Standards (Grades 3-5) used in Explorer Unit

NETS Social Studies Standards (Early Grades) used in Explorer Unit


Massachusetts Department of Education. (2001). Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Frameworks.

Frameworks used in Explorer Unit


Pickering, Keith A. (1997).  The Columbus Navigation Homepage [Online]. Available: [2002, May 11].



Voyage of Exploration: Discovering New Horizons [Online]. Available: [2002, May 11].