History Pockets-Explorers of North America, Grades 4 - 6, contains eleven discovery pockets. The introduction pocket gives an overview of exploration throughout North America. The other pockets feature ten famous explorers and their journeys. Each of the pockets contains: a reproducible pocket label, a bookmark of short fun facts about the subject, a reference map of the voyage(s) made by the explorer, a fact sheet of background information for teacher and students, arts and crafts projects, writing activities. Evaluation forms are provided at the end of the book for teacher and student assessment purposes. The book includes the following pockets: Introduction to Explorers of North America, Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, Hernando Cortes, Jacques Cartier, Sir Francis Drake, Henry Hudson, Daniel Boone, James Cook, Lewis and Clark, John Wesley Powell. Each book in the History Pockets series contains 7 to 11 pockets of history activities. For every pocket there are reading, writing, and "make-it" projects that extend the historical concept being presented. The following resources are provided: an overview page that describes the activities in each pocket, complete teacher directions for all activities, a reproducible label for each pocket, historical background information, historically accurate illustrations, maps, charts, and time lines. The following activities are included: informational reading and writing opportunities, historically based arts and crafts projects and patterns, culminating evaluation and reflection forms. Dimensions: 8.5" x 11".