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Ferdinand Magellan Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Help your students explore Ferdinand Magellan with this lesson plan. Start off by reading a text lesson about Ferdinand Magellan's life, voyages and legacy, view a timeline of his explorations, then apply learning to a fun activity.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • describe Ferdinand Magellan's life
  • explain Ferdinand Magellan's explorations and their impact and legacy
  • organize events in order of occurrence

Length

1.5 to 2 hours

Materials

Key Vocabulary

  • Treaty of Tordesillas
  • Strait of Magellan

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.3

Identify key steps in a text's description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

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