This is a 5-page reading summary of the Age of Exploration which is designed to be used to introduce and teach students the major events, people, and consequences of the Age of Exploration. Included with the reading packet is a 22-question "Guided Reading" assignment that students can complete as they read the packet. Topics covered in the reading include new technologies allowing exploration to take place, motivations for exploration, early explorations and conquests, European competition for colonies in the Americas, triangular trade and slavery, the Atlantic Slave Trade, the Spanish Empire, and the Columbian Exchange. The twenty-two questions that accompany the reading follow along directly with the packet and direct students to key details and important information in the reading.
Use this packet along with the Age of Exploration Document-Based Questions and the Age of Exploration Impacts Guided notes available on TpT to complete a full unit of study on the topic.