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EARLY EXPLORERS REPORT

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(Student’s Name)

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(Explorer’s Name)

Your report will consist of five parts:


  1. A title page

  2. An illustration of the flag of the country the explorer represented

  3. A map showing the route(s) the explorer took

  4. A written reported based on the attached “Explorer Report Notes”

  5. A bibliography

Due Dates:

  • Notes Packet: ………………………………………………… Monday, March 11

  • Final Report (title page, illustration of flag,

route map, final draft ( essay), bibliography …….Thursday, March 21

Hernando de Soto

Cabeza de Vaca

Giovani Caboto

Hernando Cortes

Bartolomeu Diaz

Sir. Francis Drake

Pedro Menendez de Aviles

Panfilo de Narvaez

Juan Ponce de Leon

Jean Ribault

Amerigo Vespucci

REPORT GUIDELINES AND REMINDERS

Essay

  • The title page, written report, and bibliography should be written very neatly.

  • Use the information from your “notes packet” to write your essay. DO NOT COPY WORDS FROM YOUR SOURCES

Flag and Map

  • Both the illustration of the flag and route map must be colored using crayons or colored pencils (no markers).

  • On the map, shade in the background –don’t leave any part of the page white (unless it’s supposed to be white).

  • On the route map, the continents and oceans should be labeled

  • Use a red marker to draw the path taken by the explorer

Other

  • On the title page, make sure the date at the bottom of the page is the date your report is due, not the date on which you’re writing/typing your title page.

  • You must use at least two sources to find information for your report.

  • On your bibliography, all of your sources must be listed together in alphabetical order by the first letter in the source.

  • Be sure to skip a line between sources.

  • Put your report in a presentation/report folder or neatly stapled (not a binder) with the pages in the following order:

o Title Page- (hand drawn picture)

o Flag of Country Explorer Represented

o Map of Explorer’s Route(s)

o Final Draft( essay)

o Bibliography

NOTES PACKET

Due March 11

(Monday)


Paragraph one (introduction)

Date of birth: _____________ Date of death: _________________

Birthplace: ________________________________________________

Country explorer represented: _________________________________

Years during which explorer traveled: ____________________

What was the explorer’s goal? __________________


Paragraph two- Early Life
Tell a few interesting facts about the explorer before he went on his main voyage. ( who, what, where, when, why, and how)

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  • _____________________________________________________

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Paragraph Three- Exploration
Tell a few interesting facts about the explorer during his main voyage. (who, what, where, when, why, and how)

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  • _____________________________________________________

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Paragraph four-Results
Did the explorer accomplish his goal or what he set out do? ____________________________________________________

What did he gain for himself or the country he represented?

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How was he treated on his return to his country (did he return?)?

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Paragraph five- Your opinion
Do you like this explorer?___________

Why? _____________________

What would you do if you were on his ship? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Why? __________________________________________________________

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Do you think there will ever be another explorer like him?

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Why?________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Where would an explorer travel today and what might he/ she be trying to find? __________________________________________________________

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BIBLIOGRAPHY INFORMATION

A bibliography lists, in alphabetical order, the books and materials you have used in your report. Please use the appropriate formats shown below. If you are typing your report, remember to leave one space after periods, commas, and colons.



BOOKS

Author (last name, first name). Title. City (where the book was published):Publisher, copyright date.

Examples:

Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. New York: Arthur A.Levine Books, 1997.

Sachar, Louis. Holes. New York: Scholastic Inc., 1998.

INTERNET ARTICLES

Name of website.” http://www.websiteaddress.com, date.



Examples:

“Enchanted Learning.” http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/page/c/ columbus.shtml, 2010.

“ThinkQuest.” http://library.thinkquest.org/J002678F/de_soto.htm, 2010.

ENCYCLOPEDIAS / REFERENCE BOOKS

Article Title.” Title of the Reference Book. Edition. Date published.



Example:

“Flying Fish.” World Book Encyclopedia. 2nd ed. 1993.



MAGAZINES

Author (last name, first name). “Title of Article.” Title of Magazine Date (day month year): Page numbers of the article.

Examples:

Bay, Marianne. “Something Fishy Going Up.” At Sea 7 June 1992: 34-35.

Redding, Marcia. “Two Stars Are Born.” ZooNooz July 2000: 28-31.

Sample Title Page

Name of Explorer


Picture of Explorer


Your Name

Due Date



Flag of ________________


PROJECT RUBRIC




Points Possible

Points Earned

Title Page

5

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Flag of country explorer represented

10

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Route Map

10

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Biography (written report)- not typed







Covered required information

40

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Words spelled correctly

5

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Paper organized into 5 paragraphs

5

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Used own words

10

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Bibliography

10

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Written Neatly

5

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Total Points

(100 possible)

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