This is an engaging PowerPoint display to teach or review information about the end of the Middle Ages and the start of European exploration.
Marco Polo's travels and life are summarized, and the growth of European cities is mentioned. The kingdom of Songhai and Chinese trade under Zhu Di and Zheng He are presented. One slide demonstrates the incredible size of the Chinese ships.
Assessment packet for these explorers and their era: download here
Explorer map for geography skills and practice: download here
This resource is created by Stephen Campbell.