This is one of my favorite units because it encourages third graders to look at history from different pespectives.
~ 3rd Grade Teacher

World Explorers
History often shows only one side of an explorer's story, but there are two sides to every story. In the Third Grade "Explorers of the World" experience, students team up and represent two sides of a famous explorer's experience. One student acts as the explorer and the other as a character who interacted with or was impacted by the explorer (a campanion who traveled with the explorer, a native who was impacted by the explorer...