Travel with explorers as they search for new trade routes and treasures. Experience ingenuity at work on a deserted island with the Swiss Family
Robinson. Learn about ocean life and what it provides for us each day. Feel the thrill of discovery and the call of adventure as you rub shoulders with those who dared to try – those who accomplished
their dreams because they had the determination and the spirit of adventure required to make their dreams a reality.
What are the major history and science topic areas in the Age of Exploration unit?
The major history and science topic areas in the Age of Exploration unit are Explorers and Oceans.
What are some highlights from the unit on The Age of Exploration?
Studies and activities on: World explorers • Reading The Swiss Family Robinson, the classic story of a family's exciting and dangerous
adventures on a deserted tropical island • Author's techniques • Discovering new places, people, and customs • Sampling foods native to new countries • Setting
goals • Following a theme of "destinations" • Traveling with the Israelites toward their destination of the Promised Land • Abbreviations, quotations, possessives, and
contractions • Cause and effect • Descriptive paragraphs • Survival essays • Explorers Booklets • Note-taking • Writing biographical summaries of
explorers • Visiting an aquarium • Memorizing the Ten Commandments • World geography, and maps • Ocean life - creatures, shells, and plant life, tides, careers in
oceanography • Conducting experiments in oceanography • Oceans game • Poetry of explorers and the sea • Ships • Island Party! • Buried treasure and
treasures from God's Word • Creating a Giant Treasure Hunt!.