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Virtual Field Trip: European Exploration of the New world. Mr. Talbot. Obstacles for Exploration – . What things stood in the way of Exploration? . Section A.  Poor Maps & Limited Navigational Tools.  Disease and Starvation.  Fear of the Unknown.

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virtual field trip european exploration of the new world
Virtual Field Trip:

European Exploration of the New world

Mr. Talbot

obstacles for exploration
Obstacles for Exploration –

What things stood in the way of Exploration?

Section

A

 Poor Maps & Limited Navigational Tools

 Disease and Starvation

 Fear of the Unknown

 Lack of Adequate Supplies – not having enough resources to survive on

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tools for navigation what is navigation
Tools for Navigation – What is Navigation?

Navigation – “The art of plotting and directing the course of a ship.”

Directions:

Click on the yellow sign to learn about navigation tools used by explorers

Use what you learn to answer the questions on your worksheet

Maps

Compass

Astrolabes

Ships – The Caravel

Section

B

http://www.cccoe.net/lifeatsea/student/navtools.htm

northwest passage
Northwest Passage
  • During the Age of Exploration, many European nations and explorers thought that they could discover a new trade route to Asia by traveling west through North America.
  • They hoped the Northwest Passage would be a direct trade route to Asia.
motives for exploration
Why did Europeans want to Explore the New World?

Directions:

Click on the gold coins to learn about the motives for exploration

Use what you learn to answer the questions on your worksheet

Economic

Religious

Empire

Motives for Exploration

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portuguese explorers why was prince henry the navigator so important to exploration

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Portuguese Explorers -Why was Prince Henry the Navigator so important to Exploration?
  • Click on the blue star to learn how the Portuguese helped spark the Age of Exploration
  • DIRECTIONS
    • Read the section on Portuguese Explorers
    • Use the information on the website to answer the questions on your worksheet

Portugal

http://library.thinkquest.org/J002678F/prince_henry_the_navigator.htm

Why did these new trade routes influence Christopher Columbus?

spanish explorers francisco coronado

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Spanish Explorers:Francisco Coronado

Red Line – Coronado’s Route of exploration

  • Click on the compass below to learn about Spanish Explorers in the New World
    • DIRECTIONS:
    • On the website page, click on the name: Coronado
        • Read about Coronado
        • Answer the questions on your worksheet

Check out the route that Coronado took when he explored the New World!

Do you recognize any states?

http://library.thinkquest.org/J002678F/spanish_explorers.htm

french explorers robert la salle

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French Explorers :Robert La Salle
  • Click on the telescope below to learn how Robert La Salle claimed land in the New World for France
  • DIRECTIONS:
    • Read about Robert La Salle
    • Answer the questions on your worksheet

Where do you think Louisiana got it’s name?

http://library.thinkquest.org/4034/lasalle.html

french explorers samuel de champlain

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French Explorers:Samuel de Champlain
  • Click on the picture of Francebelow to learn how Samuel de Champlain claimed land in the New World for France
  • DIRECTIONS:
    • Read about Samuel de Champlain
    • Answer the questions on your worksheet

Quebec

What language do they speak in Quebec, Canada?

england s explorers john cabot

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England’s Explorers:John Cabot
  • Click on the ship below to learn how John Cabot explored the New World to claim land for England
    • DIRECTIONS:
      • Scan down the webpage and read about John Cabot
      • Answer the questions about John Cabot on your worksheet

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/page/c/cabot.shtml