This dynamic presentation on the Age of Exploration provides visuals, guided notes, and reflection questions to keep your students engaged for the entire lesson. Provide your students with an understanding of the era that transformed the world!
The Age of Exploration set Europe on a course towards the Modern World. New sea routes were discovered providing Western European nations with wealth that had been unheard of previously. The societies of four continents, Europe, Africa, North and South America were drastically altered.
This lesson covers the following topics:
♦ Early Trading Networks
♦ Impact of the Conquest of Constantinople
♦ Advances in Navigation
♦ Early Portuguese Explorers
♦ Christopher Columbus
♦ Spanish Empire
♦ Northern European Explorers
♦ Motivation to Explore - Gold, God, Glory
♦ Introduction of New Crops to Europe
♦ The Impact on Native Americans
♦ The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
This class takes approximately 90-minutes.
There are handouts for note taking along with reflection questions included with this presentation.
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