Unit 4: Age of European Exploration
Unit Homework & Assessments:
- Due 10/23: Annotate the Eve of Adventure (Handout) - Pages 11-16. (1) Underline and highlight key, powerful statements in the reading. (2) Outline the reading in your notes. (3) Write 3-5 questions, connections (to other readings, to your life, etc), and other thoughts that make this reading significant.
- 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
- Due 10/28: Read Ch 3.1 (Ellis) p.110-114 "Conquest of the Americas" Be able to tell the story of Hernan Cortes using the terms on your study guide.
- Due 10/30: Read An Excerpt from Charles Mann, "1491: Rewriting the History of the Americas Before Columbus", 2006. (Handout in class) (1) Underline and highlight key, powerful statements in the reading. (2) How does the author assign blame? What evidence does he give us? (3) Write 3-5 questions, connections (to other readings, to your life, etc), and other thoughts that make this reading significant.
- On 10/31: Quiz on Unit 4 Terms (Chapter 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2 Only)
- On 11/06: Essay on Unit 4. General Essay Topics: Motives of European Exploration or Consequences of European Exploration.
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Thursday, October 31: (No School 11/1)
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KEY NOTES: Password Required
Ellis and Esler. World History: The Modern Era. Chapter 2-3 (Pages 82-136.)
Gomes Eannes de Azurara, “The Chronicle of Discovery and Conquest of Guinea.” p. 188-9 (Sherman Ch 14)
How does the reader explain the motives for Prince Henry's obsession with exploration at the time? What are some key examples from the text? How does this narrative demonstrate a history of conflict between the Moors and Portuguese?
King Affonso I: Letter to King John III of Portugal. (Ellis & Esler: WH) p. 94
What motives are revealed in this primary source account? What is King Affonso critical of in the article? How does this relate back to what we have learned about Prince Henry?
Columbus, “Letter to Lord Sanchez” p. 189-190 (Sherman Ch 14)
How did Columbus view the natives? What does Columbus seem most concerned with? How does this letter reflect his motives?
Bernal Diaz, “Memoirs: The Aztecs.” p. 190-191 (Sherman Ch 14)
What impressed Diaz? Why was Diaz astonished at the wealth of this civilization? How does this account compare with that of Columbus’s Letter to Lord Sanchez (Reading D)?
GAoM – “The Eve of Adventure.” (Hand Out)
See Essential Questions #1 and #2
Charles Mann, "1491: Rewriting the History of the Americas Before Columbus", 2006. (Handout in class)
How does the author support his conclusion that the Europeans (Spanish) were “responsible but not guilty” (p147) of the deaths associated with the conquest of Mexica? List his examples/reasons.
Compare the worldviews of the Spanish and Mexica.
M.L. Bush, “The Effects of Expansion on the Non-European World.” p. 196-197 (Sherman Ch 14)
See Essential Question #3
Visual Source: “The Conquest of Mexico as Seen by the Aztecs”, p. 193. ( Sherman Ch 14)
Note the symbols of conquest and destruction shown in the illustration and compare to the writing of Bernal Diaz (Reading E).
LINKS: External Resources
Spanish Inquisition - Ferdinand and Isabella Music Video (external site)
Ch 2.1 “Ellis” p84-89
Prince Henry the Navigator
Vasco da Gama
Cape of Good Hope
Isabella of Castile
Ferdinand of Aragon
Treaty of Tordesillas
Line of Demarcation
Ch 2.2 “Ellis” p90-94
Ch 3.1 “Ellis” p110-114
Malinche (Dona Marina)
Ch 3.2 “Ellis” p.115-119
Bartolome de Las Casas
Ch 3.4 “Ellis” p125-128
Ch 3.5 “Ellis” p.129-130
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