Age of Exploration. Mr. Hardy Unit 2 RMS IB 2013-2014. “Hit the Seas” Flocabulary. Before we get started… With your neighbor, brainstorm all the information you know about the Age of Exploration. This may be inferences or facts you can recall regarding the topic.
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Age of Exploration
RMS IB 2013-2014
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“Sir, --- Believing that you will take pleasure in hearing of the great success which our Lord has granted me in my voyage, I write you this letter, whereby you will learn how in thirty-seven days time I reached the Indies with the fleet which the most illustrious King and Queen, our sovereigns, gave to me, where I found very many islands thickly peopled…
They assure me that there is another island larger than (Hispaniola) in which the inhabitants have no hair. It is extremely rich in gold: and I bring with me Indians taken from these different islands, who will testify to all these things. Finally, and speaking only of what has taken place in this voyage… their Highnesses may see that I shall give them all the gold they require, if they will give me a little assistance; spices also, and cotton, and mastic, hithero found only in Greece….I think also I have found rhubarb and cinnamon, and I shall find a thousand other valuable things.”
-Christopher Columbus (1493)
From the Old World
From the New World
Crops: corn, sweet potatoes, potatoes, manioc, pumpkins, tobacco, avocados, peppers, peanuts, tomatoes, beans, vanilla, pineapple, squash, cacao bean.
Diseases: polio, hepatitis, encephalitus
Crops: wheat, barley, oats,rice, grapes, sugar cane, bananas, olives, peaches, pears, coffee beans, citrus fruits,
Animals: horses, cattle, sheep, goats, black rat
Diseases: malaria, small pox, influenza, chicken pox, measles, yellow fever.
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