6-8 History: Conquest and Colonization 1400-1700


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
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!