Third graders in Mrs. Darcy’s class enjoyed learning about famous explorers through a PBA (project based assessment).  Students chose an explorer to research and then made a poster that included the country that sponsored them, what they were sent to look for, and a timeline of at least four important events during the exploration.  They also added important tools and weapons they would have used at that time and they dressed them in appropriate clothing for the time period.

The explorers they studied were Christopher Columbus, Christopher Newport, Jacques Cartier, and Juan Ponce De Leon.