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    By srw

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    Explorers can be a lot of fun. After getting the general info on each major explorer I divided my class into pairs. One was to be the exploere (one that we had mentioned in class) and the other was to be an Indian from the tribe(s) that the explorer encountered. They then wrote journal entries from their "character's" perspective. The first entry for the explorer was the day they left the home land. The first for the Indian was a typical day in the tribe. Entry 2 for the explorer was in route, entry 2 for Indian about an event that was taking place in village. Entry 3 both write their perspective of first meeting.
    Entry 4 events that take place after meeting.
    Entry 5 separation.
    (You may chose to have more entries but we only had a short period of time, so I only require 5) They then wrote their final copy on manilla paper and we tore the edges to make it look authentic. Some teachers chose to burn the edges of their class.

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