The Big Idea Activity Big Idea Activity
 

Writing

Writing tips and style guidelines.

 
 

Quick Quiz

Test your knowledge. What have you learned so far?

 
Unit Two
 

Biography

Zheng He

Biography
This great explorer is called the "Chinese Columbus." Find out more about his journeys in the "swimming dragon."

Biography

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

Biography
Sor Juana lived at a time when the only women allowed to pursue higher education were women of the church. Sor Juana became a nun to pursue her studies. She became a writer who believed women should have an equal right to an education.

Field Trip

St. Augustine, Florida

Field Trip
In the late 1600s, the Spanish built this fort to protect St. Augustine from British and French attacks.

Field Trip
 California Standard 5.2.1  Describe the entrepreneurial characteristics of early explorers (e.g., Christopher Columbus, Francisco V?quez de Coronado) and the technological developments that made sea exploration by latitude and longitude possible [MORE] 


 California Standard 5.2.2  Explain the aims, obstacles, and accomplishments of the explorers, sponsors, and leaders of key European expeditions and the reasons Europeans chose to explore and colonize the world [MORE] 


 California Standard 5.2.4  Locate on maps of North and South America land claimed by Spain, France, England, Portugal, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Russia.