6-8 History: Conquest and Colonization 1400-1700

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Target Ages: 11-14
Number of Pages: 86
Time to Complete: 40 Hours (Est)
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6-8 Core Curriculum - History: Conquest and Colonization 1400-1700

Take your children on this fascinating trip back to the Renaissance era to explore the European navigation, conquest, and colonization of foreign lands within the context of the European Renaissance. Highlights include multisensory activities to engage your children and provide the connection to make history relevant in their own lives. Each chapter includes current and active links to multiple videos, hands-on activities, readings, lesson plans, worksheets, charts, interactive websites, games, full-color high resolution graphics, and more!

This unit study is part of our history core curriculum series for grades 6-8. The time needed to complete this unit study will vary for each child, but you should expect to spend approximately 40 hours.

Take a peek inside:
  • The Age of Exploration
  • The rise of Europe after the middle ages
  • Early navigation techniques and equipment
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, and Dutch explorers
  • The Columbus controversy
  • The Columbian Exchange
  • European colonies in the Americas
  • The impact of European colonization on Native Americans
  • The transatlantic slave trade
  • The invention of the printing press
  • The geography of the Renaissance
  • Renaissance masters
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Michelangelo
  • Luther and the Protestant Reformation
  • John Calvin
  • The Tudors and the Stuarts
  • The Prince and the Pauper
  • William Shakespeare
  • Absolute monarchies of England, France, and Russia
  • Louis XIV
  • Ivan the Terrible
  • Peter the Great
All activities in this unit study are presented in an easy to follow format with an active and updated web link. Click on the link and the best resources on the World Wide Web appear for your children. The links bring the world to your children by providing streaming videos, interactive web sites, educational games, audio files, and more. At Intellego Unit Studies, we believe in the varied learning styles and multiple intelligences of every child. That's why all of our unit studies include reading and writing activities, videos, art, comparisons, drawing and painting, discussions, hands-on activities, art projects, full-color high resolution graphics, printable activity pages, and more!

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