Unit 3 Age of Exploration. Lesson 1 Reasons for Exploration (GGG). Reasons for Exploration (GGG). Learning Target Students can explain the three main reasons for exploration. Reasons for Exploration (GGG). Introduction and Background
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Lesson 1 Reasons for Exploration (GGG)
Students can explain the three main reasons for exploration.
Introduction and Background
In the 1400’s, European explorers set sail to find a water route to China and India. Portugal began the search, but soon explorers from other countries took to the seas. In this unit you will learn about Columbus and other explorers. You will witness how cruel Europeans could be Native Americans. Then you will study the African slave trade. All of this was part of the settling of the Americas by the Europeans
New ships (caravels)
Why did Europeans want to explore for different trade routes to Asia?
Why wouldn’t they travel on land through the Middle East?
Whose school helped train European navigators for their new journeys?
Why did missionaries want to join sailing vessels on the seas?
What were the three reasons for exploration?