Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Explorers Trading Cards

Hello blog land! I hope you have all had a fabulous Cyber Monday and Tuesday Sale! I picked up an awesome South Carolina Explorers Trading Cards file from Carrie Whitlock which you can purchase by clicking on the image below!


I am so in love with this idea and we are just finishing this unit so I emailed her and asked if I could create an editable and printable template to post on my blog and she was so kind and generous to say yes! I recommend purchasing her file because it has an example and rubrics for Social Studies and Language Arts!

Here is my editable file. You don't just have to use it on SC explorers. You could adapt it for anything! I inclded two versions. One version you can just print and let students write or draw in or you could let your students edit one on the computer adding pictures and text that you can manipulate any way you like! 


Just click the file above to download your copy! (Clipart is from Melonheadz Illustrations)

On top of my trading card purchase, I also purchased tons of graphics from Ashley Hughes! I just love her cute clip art!! There are other things that made it into my shopping cart as well, but I'll save that for the Blog Hoppin' post!

Happy almost Hump Day!!

22 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this idea. Thanks for sharing it.

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  2. Thank you! You are so generous to always share. I have purchased your products, too and I love your work!

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  3. Such a neat idea!!! I downloaded your trading cards and bought Carrie's file! I teach California explorers, so this will be great! Thanks so much for sharing! I can't wait to use it!

    Molly
    Lessons with Laughter

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  4. Seeing your great activities makes me miss teaching social studies!

    karen
    LittleSecond-GradeSomebodies

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  5. We do this project in 4th with all European explorers and will love using your much cuter version! Thanks, Ginger!

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  6. These are fabulous! Thank you! I stocked up on graphics by Ashley Hughes also. :) Have a great week!

    Krista
    stellar-students

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  7. I'm always looking for more social studies resources and my kids will love this one. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I love the Explorer Trading cards:) We just started a unit about Floridian explorers:) This will be a fun addition:) Thanks bunches:)

    4th Grade Frolics

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  9. Woo hoo! I am starting Explorers next week.

    Kristin
    Teachntex

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  10. Thank you Ginger! I appreciate you making the template to go along with the project. I absolutely adore it, Bravo!!! What a small world! I had seen your blog once before and had no idea that you were in my district. How funny is that? Thanks again!
    Cheers!
    Carrie

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  11. Your template is incredible. You clearly love the same fonts as me, which helps, but you also make it so darn useable.

    Thank you!

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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  12. By the way, I meant to mention to our friends in other states that I have just an "Explorers Trading Card" project as well. On that one there is actually a second version of the sheet with a blank where the explorer names go!

    Thanks again Ginger! Happy Teaching everyone!
    Carrie

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  13. Thanks for your awesome idea Carrie! I love it! =)

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  14. Up here in FREEZING cold Canada, we are studying Early European Explorers as part of the Ontario Curriculum in Grade 6. I was looking for an interesting way to have the students research and present different explorers. I usually do a poster project, but I LOVE this idea! Thanks for the timing! I am your newest follower...come and visit me at http:teachingisagift.blogspot.ca. You might find some FREEBIES you can use on my blog too!

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  15. Hi, I'm from BC, and part of the grade 4 curriculum is settlers and First nations contacts. We're using the trading cards idea (from someone else, actually!), but I was wondering what you did for the "trading" part? Or if you or anyone else incorporated a trading part? (They're trading cards, after all!) Also, thanks for the post, I found it while googling. :)

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  16. Thanks so much for posting these! What a great idea! Thanks again!

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  17. Perfect timing! We have maybe another week of Weather before we hit the trail with Explorers. Thank you!

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  18. Exactly what I was looking for! Having my 5th graders do an explorers webquest for European explorers (Columbus, Caboto, Vespucci, ect) but I did not like the trading card template they had used. Will definately be printing these out to extent our knowledge about exploreres. Thanks for Sharing!

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  19. Exactly what I was looking for! Having my 5th graders do an explorers webquest for European explorers (Columbus, Caboto, Vespucci, ect) but I did not like the trading card template they had used. Will definately be printing these out to extent our knowledge about exploreres. Thanks for Sharing!

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