Interview with an Explorer (Download Printable Lesson Plan)
Part One directions: You will be divided into groups of four. Everyone in the group will have to answer the interview questions for each explorer. For the video, you will each have a job:
Ø Bobby the Bobcat (School Mascot): You are playing the role like Oprah Winfrey on the talk show. You will have a time selector and turn back time to make each explorer appear and interview them ( You will actually turn the dial to each year as you interview the explorer).
Ø Christopher Columbus: You will pretend to be Columbus and answer questions from Bobby the Bobcat.
Ø Hernando De Soto: You will pretend to be Hernando De Soto and answer questions from Bobby the Bobcat.
Ø Robert LaSalle: You will pretend to be Robert LaSalle and answer questions from Bobby the Bobcat.
Script for video: Hello everyone welcome to the Bobby the Bobcat interview show. We made an amazing discovery. A time selector was found in Bobcat Alley. We will move the selector back to the years of early explorers and find out about their explorations and the hardships they experienced along the way. So lets get started. My first explorer is ___________________ (turn dial on selector).
Part Two Directions: Complete the “Bobcat Gazette” on the following page. Make sure you put all the information from the interview about each explorer. BE CREATIVE!!!
Student Checklist: (three points each)
Student Grade: (three points each)
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