What if Famous Explorers Were on Social Media? challenges students to create social media profiles and posts for 31 famous explorers from around the world and various periods in history. They need to use their imagination and independent research to fill out personal information about each explorer as well as his or her family, friends, acquaintances, jobs, education, and interests. Then they are challenged to write ten posts the explorer could have posted and illustrate five of them as though they were shared in image or video format. They can also draw pictures to represent friends and acquaintances. Seven pages are included for each explorer. The entire unit can be printed, or you can print only the explorers students are studying. A set of blank worksheets are also included for any explorer being studied that is not included. 230 pages total. Ages 11-18.
Explorers in this unit are Vasco Núñez de Balboa; Daniel Boone; Jim Bridger; John Cabot; Jacques Cartier; Samuel de Champlain; Jesse Chisholm; William Clark; Christopher Columbus; Hernán Cortés; Jacques Cousteau; Vasco da Gama; Hernando de Soto; Bartolomeu Dias; Leif Eriksson; Francisco Vásquez de Coronado; John Fremont; George Rogers Clark; Henry the Navigator; Henry Hudson; René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle; Meriwether Lewis; Ferdinand Magellan; Zebulon Pike; Francisco Pizarro; Marco Polo; Ponce de Leon; Walter Raleigh; Sacagawea; Giovanni da Verrazzano; and Amerigo Vespucci.