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  1. The Age of Exploration:What do I need to know????1. Reasons for exploration- What did they want?2. Advantages- Reasons Europeans dominated?3. Who were the explorers? 4. Where did they explore?

  2. Reasons: • Necessity • Commercial- Supply/Demand • Religious- convert to Christianity “God, glory, and gold.”

  3. Advantages: • Political- power hungry • Sponsorship ($ investments) • Provided with weapons • Technological- improved navigation • Such as the lateen, astrolabe, caravels

  4. Who is Prince Henry the Navigator? • Prince in Portugal who built a navigation school to help train explorers on the newest navigational techniques/tools.

  5. Henry the Navigator… • He brought shipbuilders, mapmakers, sea captains, and instrument makers from all over Europe to live and study with him. • invited sailors, travelers, and scholars from Europe, Africa, and the Middle East to share their knowledge of geography. • Funded trips to West Africa. • Ultimately, he helped scholars create more accurate maps of Africa.

  6. The Age of Exploration:Is it a risky business? Opinionated question. We will discuss & answer this together in class

  7. Country sailed for: Italian man, who sailed for Spain Route of Exploration: Christopher Columbus

  8. Ferdinand Magellan • Country sailed for: • Spain • Route of Exploration: • First to Circumnavigate

  9. Francisco Pizarro • Country sailed for: • Spain • Route of Exploration: • South America, discovered the Inca

  10. Hernan Cortez • Country sailed for: • Spain • Route of Exploration: • Mexico, discovered the Aztec

  11. Sir Francis Drake • Country sailed for: • England • Route of Exploration: • 2nd to circumnavigate, but first to survive! ** NOTE: what is the difference in the route between Magellan and Drake?

  12. Jacques Cartier • Country sailed for: • France • Route of Exploration: • Northwest Canada

  13. Vasco Da Gama • Country sailed for: • Portugal • Route of Exploration: • Africa, first to make it to India

  14. Bartolomeu Dias • Country sailed for: • Portugal • Route of Exploration: • First to go around Cape of Good Hope in Africa

  15. John Cabot • Country sailed for: • England • Route of Exploration: • Canada

  16. What is the impact? • Do these men matter? • When they “discovered” new locations, what was the result? Look specifically where these men went and think what happened. Can you see their influences today? Make sure to fill in your maps and label the exploration routes correctly