Students will be able to explain the most important accomplishments of an explorer.
The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
List the following names on the board: Ibn Battuta, Zheng He, Amerigo Vespucci, Marco Polo, and Leif Ericson. Tell students that all of these people have something in common—see if they can guess what it is.
Tell students that all of these people are explorers. Ask students if they know of any other explorers. Add these to the list.
Provide a definition for the key term "explorers" in (L2) and/or in students' home language (L1).
Have ELs discuss what they know about explorers with a partner and then share out as a whole group. Allow them to use L1 or L2.
Provide a word bank for students to use when discussing what they know about explorers.