by Tabatha Finnegan, KES
Students will learn why certain explorers are important and what contributions they made to the settlement of New York State. They will research the greatest achievements of 4 major explorers and explain how their journeys and discoveries made a lasting impact on New York as it is today.
This webquest is designed to
incorporate technology with an authentic, meaningful learning
experience. Students will gain knowledge about the history and
exploration of New York State and its impact today. Students will have
some background knowledge of the explorers they will work with based on
class and small group discussions. The teacher is required to
make sure the students understand the following essential questions when the activity culminates:
- How did the early explorers find their way to New York State?
- How did these explorers use ways of travel that are different than those of exploration used today?
- What was the
impact of exploration on the native inhabitants?