Why were Spain and Portugal able to lead the way in the Age of Exploration?

Why were Spain and Portugal able to lead the way in the Age of Exploration?
Why were Spain and Portugal able to lead the way in the Age of Exploration?
Why were Spain and Portugal able to lead the way in the Age of Exploration?
Why were Spain and Portugal able to lead the way in the Age of Exploration?
Why were Spain and Portugal able to lead the way in the Age of Exploration?
Why were Spain and Portugal able to lead the way in the Age of Exploration?
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GLOBAL 9, UNIT 6

THE PRE-COLUMBIAN ERA and the AGE OF EXPLORATION

LESSON 8

  • ACTIVITY 1 -- TEXT ANALYSIS: Students will read about Spain and Portugal in the Age of Exploration. Key terms that will be identified:
    • CARAVEL
    • ASTROLABE
    • MAGNETIC COMPASS
    • CARTOGRAPHER
    • VASCO DE GAMA
    • MONOPOLY
    • BARTHOLOMEU DIAS
    • TREATY OF TORDESILLAS
    • LINE OF DEMARCATION

(Usually, I have them complete these terms for homework prior to the lesson).

  • ACTIVITY 2 -- CRQ: Students will complete a CRQ in which they have to compare two documents about the Age of Exploration.
  • ACTIVITY 3 -- GEOGRAPHICAL CONTEXT: Students will work together to analyze a map of South America and the distribution of the Spanish and Portuguese languages in colonies there.
  • ACTIVITY 4 -- ASSESSMENT: Students should answer the AIM using the R.A.C.E.S. format (FREE Download Here).
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