Fifth Grade Explorer Research Report



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Fifth Grade Explorer Research Report

Due. Thursday, December 16th


Each report will contain the following:


  • Cover – Attractive, with title and student name

  • Title page

  • Table of contents

  • Written report

  • Map or route(s)

  • Flag of country of the explorer’s origin

  • Photos/pictures – 1 or 2 can be in color

  • Bibliography

Each report will be typed and edited, and contain these topics:




  • Introduction

  • Early life of the explorer

  • Exploration(s) that made him/her famous

  • Important contributions as a result of the exploration

  • Conclusion

A scoring guide will be used in every category of the written report in addition to the elements listed above. Incomplete reports, missing elements, will result in a returned report so that the student can complete the assignment.


Remember… All writing must be in authentic student language. DO NOT PLAGIARIZE!

Topic Specifications:


Introduction: (1 paragraph) Provide full name of your explorer, the country of his/her birth, years of birth and death, and what exploration she/he is famous for. This should be a paragraph of 3-4 sentences. Do not write in the first person, “I…”
Early Life of Explorer: (1-2 paragraphs) Please detail the explorer’s early history; family, where she/he grew up, education, what she/he was like as a child, what prompted him/her to pursue exploration. Include important dates. Include a flag of the country of this explorer’s childhood. Label it.
Famous Exploration(s): (2-3 paragraphs) Describe the exploration(s) that caused this explorer to become well known. What were his/her achievements?
Map or Exploration: Provide a map that shows this explorer’s most famous route. Include the following detail:

Destination point

Final destination

Oceans


Countries

Red line showing the route

Compass rose

Key


Do not neglect the labeling.
Important Contributions: Describe any and all contributions this explorer has made to the world/society as a result of his/her exploration.
Conclusion: End your report with a brief summary.

5th Grade Explorers for Research Project:


Adams, Harriet Chalmes Polo, Marco

Balboa, Vasco Nunez De Ponce De Leon, Juan

Bancroft, Ann Powell, John Wesley

Bishop, Isabella Bird Rae, Dr. John

Byrd, Richard Evelyn Raleigh, Sir Walter

Cabot, John Roosevelt, Theodore

Cartier, Jacques Sacagawea

Cavelier, Rene-Robert Smith, Jedediah Strong

Champlain, Samuel De Vasco Da Gama

Clark, William

Columbus, Christopher

Cook James "John"

Coronado, Francisco Vasquiz De

Cortes, Hernan "Hernando"

Cousteau, Jacques

De Soto, Hernando

Dias, Bartholomeu

Drake, Sir Francis

Eriksson, Leif "Erickson"

Estevanico

Fremont, John C.

Hawes, Harriet Boyd

Hawkes, Graham

Henry the Navigator

Henson, Matthew

Hillary, Sir Edmond

Hudson, Henry

Kingsley, Mary Henrietta

La Salle, Sieur De

Lewis, Meriwether

Livingstone, Dr. David

Magellan, Ferdinand

Maximilian, Prince Alexander Philip

Menendez, Pedro

Pike, Zebulon Montgomery

Pizarro, Francisco

My Explorer is…

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** Use encyclopedias, other books, magazines and the Internet to help research these questions. You will use these notes when writing your report.
1. What is your explorer's full name?


  1. When was your explorer born and where?


  1. When did your explorer die?


  1. What was your explorers early life like?


  1. For what country did your explorer sail (or search)?




  1. Describe your person's exploration(s)

Continued…. Describe your person's exploration(s)




  1. Complete this question. You can use this information when writing your conclusion:

The most interesting thing I learned about this explorer was:

**See the attached pages to view the formats you will be using to cite your sources in your bibliography. You will be doing this electronically, but you will have to keep a record of your sources as you research. Record sources here:
Resource type:

Author's last name:

Author's first name:

Book or Article Title:

Other pieces (see attached examples):
Resource type:

Author's last name:

Author's first name:

Book or Article Title:

Other pieces (see attached examples):
Resource type:

Author's last name:

Author's first name:

Book or Article Title:

Other pieces (see attached examples):

Resource type:

Author's last name:

Author's first name:



Book or Article Title:

Other pieces (see attached examples):


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