Christopher Columbus timeline card.

Key Stage 1
Christopher Columbus

Locate the destinations of explorer Christopher Columbus and create a timeline. Discover star navigation and design and build our own boat. Hands-On Education are passionate about providing positive educational experiences for children through interactive and engaging hands-on activities. Whilst meeting the standards in the National Curriculum in England, our activities encourage children to play, explore, observe, build, create and much more. We promote child-led learning, inspiring confidence and independence as children develop their own ideas and understanding. Our activities are open-ended and easily adaptable to suit all. By providing informed lesson plans and resources, we support parents and educators in guiding children through their learning journey.

Within this topic you will find:

  • 5 activity plans, all of which clearly explain how to prepare and carry out each activity.
  • 6 activity sheets and cards to support your child in recording their investigations.
  • 4 videos, providing examples of Star Navigation, Columbus and his Journeys and how he travelled. These are intended to help inspire your child’s own creativity.

This topic meets aspects within the National Curriculum in England in the following subjects: Art, Design & Technology, History and Geography.

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    Relation to Curriculum in England: = Art = Design & Technology = Geography = History
    Download Links: = Activity Plan = Activity Sheet(s) = Play Video = Download Video
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Activity One - Columbus Timeline

Activity 1
Columbus Timeline

  • Hi1/1.2 events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally
  • Hi1/1.3 the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods
  • Ge1/1.4a use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage
Activity Two - Design And Build A Boat

Activity 2
Design And Build A Boat

  • Ar1/1.1 to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • Dt1/1.1a design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria
  • Dt1/1.1b generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology
  • Dt1/1.2a select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks
  • Dt1/1.2b select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics
  • Dt1/1.3b evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria
Activity Three - Navigation

Activity 3
Navigation

  • Hi1/1.2 events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally
  • Hi1/1.3 the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international
  • Ge1/1.4b use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West)
Activity Four - Mapping Columbus's First Voyage

Activity 4
Mapping Columbus First Voyage

  • Ge1/1.1a name and locate the world’s 7 continents and 5 oceans
  • Ge1/1.4a use world maps, atlases and globes
  • Ge1/1.4b use simple compass directions to describe the location of features and routes on a map
  • Hi1/1.3 the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements
Activity Five - Pack Your Bag 1492

Activity 5
Pack Your Bag 1492

  • Hi1/1.3 the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods

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    Relation to Curriculum in England: = Art = Design & Technology = Geography = History
    Download Links: = Activity Plan = Activity Sheet(s) = Play Video = Download Video
Activity One - Columbus Timeline

Activity 1
Columbus Timeline

Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Hi1/1.2 events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally
  • Hi1/1.3 the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods
  •  Ge1/1.4a use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage
Downloads:
Activity Two - Design And Build A Boat

Activity 2
Design And Build A Boat

Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ar1/1.1 to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • Dt1/1.1a design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria
  • Dt1/1.1b generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology
  • Dt1/1.2a select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks
  • Dt1/1.2b select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics
  • Dt1/1.3b evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria
Downloads:
Activity Three - Navigation

Activity 3
Navigation

Practical Resources:
  • Hi1/1.2 events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally
  • Hi1/1.3 the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international
  • Ge1/1.4b use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West)
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Hi1/1.2events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally
  • Hi1/1.3the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international
  • Ge1/1.4buse simple compass directions (North, South, East and West)
Downloads:
Activity Four - Mapping Columbus's First Voyage

Activity 4
Mapping Columbus First Voyage

Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ge1/1.1a name and locate the world’s 7 continents and 5 oceans
  • Ge1/1.4a use world maps, atlases and globes
  • Ge1/1.4b use simple compass directions to describe the location of features and routes on a map
  • Hi1/1.3 the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements
Downloads:
Activity Five - Pack Your Bag 1492

Activity 5
Pack Your Bag 1492

Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Hi1/1.3 the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods
Downloads:

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