Gesher: American Explorers
The Gesher students (grades 4-5) have been learning about the routes of exploration to the New World and the early English settlements. The students each researched an explorer and presented them to the class, telling about the explorer’s personal background, who sponsored their journey, their motives for exploring, the dates of their exploration, their route of travel, and impact made by the exploration. The unit continues as students learn about the first English settlements in Roanoke, Jamestown, and Plymouth; students are creating act-it-outs that help them analyze why settlers came, the hardships they endured, and the reasons why each settlement succeeded or failed. Coming soon, the students will compare the six British colonies as they try to persuade other students to settle in their colony. Click HERE for more photos!