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Vocabulary 3. Immune –resistant to diseases Exploit – to use something for profit or selfish needs Innovation – something newly introduced Missionary – a person sent by a church into an area to spread their beliefs and convert people

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Vocabulary 3

  • Immune –resistant to diseases

  • Exploit – to use something for profit or selfish needs

  • Innovation – something newly introduced

  • Missionary – a person sent by a church into an area to spread their beliefs and convert people

  • Mercantilism – economic policy that said a nation’s wealth was based on how much gold/silver it had. Export more than import.


Vocabulary 3

  • Epidemic – when a disease affects many people in a specific area

  • Pandemic – when a disease affects people in an entire country or the world

  • Colony – a land/people controlled by a distant nation

  • Capitalism – economic system based on private/individual ownership with competition; Market Economy

  • Caste System – structure of society where classes are based on heredity


Unit 3 Page

  • Title: Age of Exploration

  • AOI: Environments; Human Ingenuity

  • Unit EQ: How did the Age of Exploration affect global interaction and trade?


The Age of Exploration

Mr. Mizell, Mr. Tubbs, and Ms. Hatling


EQ: Why did nations desire to explore and how were they able to?


Brainstorm: from what you currently know about the time period of 1300-1600, think of reasons why a European country would want to explore and what they would need to explore


1. The Renaissance

  • New spirit of adventure and curiosity

  • Marco Polo’s adventure to China

    • People were fascinated by other cultures

  • Ask the question: what else is out there?


2. Religion

  • Catholic Church – Missionaries - Jesuits

    • Need to get new converts since Protestant Reformation

    • Spread its power

    • Compete with the Protestant nations


3. Monarchies - Power

  • After Renaissance/Reformation, monarchies have more power in their country

  • Goal: to expand their nation’s power


4. Wealth/Trade

  • Trade from Asia had shown what resources were out there

    • Nutmeg, ginger, silk, fabrics, sugar, pepper, etc…

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtpuBsLHMd8&feature=youtu.be


Problem and Solution

  • These goods had to travel through the Middle East, which was controlled by the Ottoman Empire (Muslims)

    • Very Expensive

  • Goal: Need to find a way around the ME

    • Quicker and cheaper route


Reasons for Exploration

  • The Three Gs

    • God (religious)

    • Gold (resources)

    • Glory (curiosity/fame/power)


How? – Technology/Innovations

  • Caravel - Faster and sturdier ship

    • Triangular sails allowed it to sail against the wind.

  • Portolani – accurate maps

  • Compass

  • Astrolabe – determine a ship’s latitude


Directions

  • Read and answer the questions on the back of your graphic organizer

  • Do not write on the reading sheet

  • This is for a grade


  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kmwriy3a6sc

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K54hxWTlEZo


Voyages of Zheng He


EQ

  • Who were the explorers and which nations participated in the Age of Exploration?


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