UNIT 10: AGE OF EXPLORATION

       

Take this opportunity to research all of the different ways that Exploration changed the entire world. 

Exploring the Americas Part I

The European Exploration Part II

AGE OF EXPLORATION PACKET

MEETING OF DIFFERENT WORLDS PACKET NOTES

REVIEW SHEET FOR EXAM

POWERPOINT REVIEW FOR FINAL

 

Videos for Review:  They require QuickTime which can be downloaded at www.apple.com

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Prince Henry the Navigator Age of Exploration Jamestown Plymouth Colony

 

EXTRA ASSIGNMENT:  USE THESE ASSIGNMENTS TO EARN MORE POINTS IN CLASS. 

Draw the maps on poster board of New France.

Diver's Quest

Explore the perils of the deep and discover the treasure.  You are required to make journal entries of you quest.  This requires imagination and must include at least ten journal entries.

The History of European Mapmaking

Explore the changing European view of the world in the animated history of maps across the centuries. Each map tells a unique story of contemporary knowledge, full of belief and prejudice. Answer the question with examples from the video.  The answer should be at least two to three paragraphs long.  How did the European's views change as time progressed?

A History of Navigation

As exploration, trade and conquest became increasingly important throughout the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, it became more and more necessary to be able to chart your place in the world accurately.  How did Navigation help to explore the world?  What could we learn from navigation and apply it to today? (Use the movie.)

Captain Cook's Endeavor
Captain Cook set sail on the Endeavour, a refitted Whitby coal ship, in 1768. With 93 men on board, and at just 100 feet in length, the Endeavour was to sail to Taihiti to watch the 'transit of Venus', and then on to the South Pacific to complete a top secret mission.  Write a poem about the voyage of Captain Cook and what it meant to the people of the time period.  Make sure you use terms and/or information from the video!

Take Only Photos and Leave Only Bubbles

The National Oceanographic Association (NOA) announces the opportunity for university marine archaeologists to submit a proposal for the chance to excavate a recent discovery of a Spanish Galleon. The galleon was found at the Key Largo Coral Reef in the National Marine Sanctuary. The shipwreck was located by NOA's Costal Operation, which analyzes bottom habitats. You have been chosen to serve on a marine archaeologist team.

An Adventure to the New World
You, as an agent for the King and Queen, are hereby authorized to make a journey to the New World on the behalf of our kingdom. All of our rivals are competing for land, trade and wealth. Whoever wins will be the strongest kingdom in Europe. It is imperative that you succeed.
Explorers
Multiple choice quiz testing your knowledge of early European exploration
Christopher Columbus
One of the logo quizzes, a multiple choice quiz testing your knowledge of events relating to Columbus

Reasons for and Outcomes of the European Exploration: 1492 and 1620

Rather than dwell on a chronology of explorers and accomplishments, this activity has been designed to emphasize in-depth research of a few explorers and to use this research to infer the exploration policies of the countries involved. The countries and explorers included are: Spain: Cortes, Pizarro, DeSoto, Coronado France: Verrazano, de Champlain, Marquette and Joliet England/Netherlands: Hudson, Gilbert, Frobisher