This 15 page explorer unit is aligned with the Common Core, and will help you guide your students to create meaningful, well-researched reports about a famous explorer. Great social studies research process. (TpT Resource)
This cooperative learning strategy is great for middle school social studies and high school students who struggle. The "Cooperative Speaking & Writing" strategy heightens student social studies content understanding AND reading comprehension.
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