Social Studies – World History
Clinton High School
Unit 19 and 20: The Age of Exploration and
the Americas – Unit Sheet
Date: __1/23/09_ Name:
Layer: Choose your method to collect all 4 sections of notes. Then,
choose 1 assignment from each objective. Due Date: __1/14/09___
Listen to lecture and fill in notes each day.
Section 1: Audio –
Text – Teacher Section 2: Audio – Text – Teacher
Section 3: Audio –
Text – Teacher Section 4: Audio – Text - Teacher
1: (Section 1 Notes) Outline the origins of the Age of Exploration
Write a 1 page report on the motivations for European
exploration. Be sure to include explorers and their
Create a chart of the explorers involved in the Age of
Exploration. Include their accomplishments (what they did)
and what their motivation was for exploration.
2: (Section 2 Notes) Explain the effects of the European conquests and
the colonization of the Americas.
Complete the OIS Forum prompt OIS
Write a letter to a friend from the viewpoint of the Native Americans.
How did the Europeans affect your way of life? What did you witness the
Europeans doing in the New World? RUBRIC OIS
3: (Section 3 Notes) Outline the countries involved in exploration and
Outline the major countries involved in the Age of Exploration. Include
their accomplishments, where they explored, colonies they established,
4: (Section 3 Notes) Summarize the impact of the Columbian Exchange on
Illustrate (draw, sketch, etc.) the items that went to/from Europe and
the new world during the Columbian exchange. Be prepared to
share with the teacher the effects of the exchange. RUBRIC
5: (Section 4 Notes) Describe the origins, causes, and effects of the
Atlantic Slave Trade
Create a timeline on the development of the slave trade RUBRIC
Write a 5-7 sentence paragraph that explains how the Atlantic Slave
trade began and what the effects were. OIS
6: (All Sections) Key terms and people during the Age of Exploration
Complete the World History Jeopardy handout. Complete a
minimum of 20 questions with at least 3 coming from each of the four
sections. You may need outside sources other than your textbook to
Complete the OIS quiz over terms and people. OIS
Make flash-cards using 15 of the terms and people from the chapter
(Hint: use terms and people from notes – that’s what will be on the
Layer: Choose 2 assignments. Due Date: _1/19/09__
Create a 20 question test using the information from your notes.
Pretend you are a cook on a trip overseas. Plan a day’s meals
for the Captain and the crew. What foods would you
serve? Select one, make from scratch, and bring to class! RUBRIC
Create a model of a ship used during exploration or during the slave
trade. Write a description of the parts of the ship. Explain
how they were important to the voyage.
Write an obituary (in the proper format) for one of the explorers we
discussed in class. Conduct some extra research and outline
how they died, their accomplishments, who they explored for, various
facts about their life (birth, growing up, etc.) OIS
Pair up w/ one other person – create 5 open-ended interview questions
to interview a person from this era (famous or not). Act out
this interview. You will turn in a hard copy of the questions
and responses (you must do this from memory, however).
Layer: Choose 1 assignment. Due Date: __1/21/09__
Research modern day arguments for reparations for slavery – outline the
concerns for each side and then write a summary of your thoughts.
Synthesizing Essay: Predict how the world would be different had the
New World been discovered by Asians instead of Europeans.
Cite at least 3 examples and use evidence to back your claims. OIS
are the editor of a newspaper. Write two editorials: 1.Why
you believe in the importance of overseas exploration; 2.The effects of
the conquests and colonization of the Americas. OIS
Signature: All assignments must have a grade before being