8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
Reading and Writing
Students will explore life in a ship crossing the Atlantic ocean for the New World and learn about the dangers and challenges of ocean travel.
April 23, 2021
Sailing to the New World (ENGLISH)
World File - English
Sailing to the New World (Français)
World File - French
Ambience Music - Sounds on a ship
Student Handout ENGLISH
Student Handout Français
1. Why would anyone want to leave their country and live somewhere else?
2. How long do you think it took to cross the Atlantic ocean in 1700?
3. Do you think traveling by ship is faster than by plane? Did planes exist back then?
4. What are some other reasons why you think people would explore an unknown land to them?
Students will explore what life was like crossing the Atlantic ocean on their way to the New World. Once they explored the ship, they will answer key comprehension questions as well as write a journal entry based on their experiences.
Students will be able to describe dangers of Atlantic travel in the 1600's.
Students will be able to apply their knowledge to create a journal entry.
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