Unit 4: Age of European Exploration
This unit will examine the motives that led to European Exploration in the late 15th and 16th centuries. Several primary sources will be examined to this end. We will also discuss the impact of European encounters around the world during this time frame. We will conclude this unit with an in-class essay assessment.
Unit Homework & Assessments:
- Due 10/25: Galileo Writing Project Due to www.turnitin.com by the start of class. See Infinite Campus for a message with your specific class id and key to access www.turnitin.com
Monday, October 21:
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Friday, October 25:
Monday, October 28:
Wednesday, October 24:
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Friday, October 26:
KEY NOTES: Password Required
LINKS: External Resources
Spanish Inquisition - Ferdinand and Isabella Music Video (external site)
Prince Henry the Navigator
Vasco da Gama
Isabella of Castile
Ferdinand of Aragon
Treaty of Tordesillas
Line of Demarcation
Bartholome de Las Casas
1. Why did Europe seek new routes of exploration to Asia? Why not earlier? What permitted them to explore with success at this point in time?
2. How did the Renaissance lead to and support an Age of Exploration?
3. How were the goals and objectives of the Portuguese and Spanish explorers similar or different?
4. How did the Spanish try to profit from their new empire? Explain.
5. How did slavery impact Africa? the Americas?
6. How did the voyages of European explorers lead to new economic systems?
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