Fifth Grade Explorer Research Report

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Fifth Grade Explorer Research Report
Due. Thursday, December 16th
Each report will contain the following:
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Cover – Attractive, with title and student name
Title page
Table of contents
Written report
Map or route(s)
Flag of country of the explorer’s origin
Photos/pictures – 1 or 2 can be in color
Bibliography
Each report will be typed and edited, and contain these topics:
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Introduction
Early life of the explorer
Exploration(s) that made him/her famous
Important contributions as a result of the exploration
Conclusion
A scoring guide will be used in every category of the written
report in addition to the elements listed above. Incomplete
reports, missing elements, will result in a returned report so that
the student can complete the assignment.
Remember… All writing must be in authentic student language.
DO NOT PLAGIARIZE!
Topic Specifications:
Introduction: (1 paragraph) Provide full name of your explorer,
the country of his/her birth, years of birth and death, and what
exploration she/he is famous for. This should be a paragraph of
3-4 sentences. Do not write in the first person, “I…”
Early Life of Explorer: (1-2 paragraphs) Please detail the
explorer’s early history; family, where she/he grew up, education,
what she/he was like as a child, what prompted him/her to pursue
exploration. Include important dates. Include a flag of the
country of this explorer’s childhood. Label it.
Famous Exploration(s): (2-3 paragraphs) Describe the
exploration(s) that caused this explorer to become well known.
What were his/her achievements?
Map or Exploration: Provide a map that shows this explorer’s
most famous route. Include the following detail:
Destination point
Final destination
Oceans
Countries
Red line showing the route
Compass rose
Key
Do not neglect the labeling.
Important Contributions: Describe any and all contributions this
explorer has made to the world/society as a result of his/her
exploration.
Conclusion: End your report with a brief summary.
5th Grade Explorers for Research Project:
Adams, Harriet Chalmes
Balboa, Vasco Nunez De
Bancroft, Ann
Bishop, Isabella Bird
Byrd, Richard Evelyn
Cabot, John
Cartier, Jacques
Cavelier, Rene-Robert
Champlain, Samuel De
Clark, William
Columbus, Christopher
Cook James "John"
Coronado, Francisco Vasquiz De
Cortes, Hernan "Hernando"
Cousteau, Jacques
De Soto, Hernando
Dias, Bartholomeu
Drake, Sir Francis
Eriksson, Leif "Erickson"
Estevanico
Fremont, John C.
Hawes, Harriet Boyd
Hawkes, Graham
Henry the Navigator
Henson, Matthew
Hillary, Sir Edmond
Hudson, Henry
Kingsley, Mary Henrietta
La Salle, Sieur De
Lewis, Meriwether
Livingstone, Dr. David
Magellan, Ferdinand
Maximilian, Prince Alexander Philip
Menendez, Pedro
Pike, Zebulon Montgomery
Pizarro, Francisco
Polo, Marco
Ponce De Leon, Juan
Powell, John Wesley
Rae, Dr. John
Raleigh, Sir Walter
Roosevelt, Theodore
Sacagawea
Smith, Jedediah Strong
Vasco Da Gama
My Explorer is…
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** Use encyclopedias, other books, magazines and the Internet to help
research these questions. You will use these notes when writing your report.
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What is your explorer's full name?
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When was your explorer born and where?
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When did your explorer die?
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What was your explorers early life like?
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For what country did your explorer sail (or search)?
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Describe your person's exploration(s)
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Continued…. Describe your person's exploration(s)
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Complete this question. You can use this information when writing your
conclusion:
The most interesting thing I learned about this explorer was:
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**See the attached pages to view the formats you will be using to cite your
sources in your bibliography. You will be doing this electronically, but
you will have to keep a record of your sources as you research.
Record sources here:
Resource type: _____________________________________________
Author's last name: _________________________________________
Author's first name: ________________________________________
Book or Article Title: ________________________________________
Other pieces (see attached examples): ___________________________
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Resource type: _____________________________________________
Author's last name: _________________________________________
Author's first name: ________________________________________
Book or Article Title: ________________________________________
Other pieces (see attached examples): ___________________________
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Resource type: _____________________________________________
Author's last name: _________________________________________
Author's first name: ________________________________________
Book or Article Title: ________________________________________
Other pieces (see attached examples): ___________________________
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Resource type: _____________________________________________
Author's last name: _________________________________________
Author's first name: ________________________________________
Book or Article Title: ________________________________________
Other pieces (see attached examples): ___________________________
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