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Unit 9 Beginning of Modern Times

Chapter 30 The Age of Discovery

1300 A.D. - 1620 A.D.


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Day 1
Topic   30-1 The Portuguese
Objective
Explain why Europeans searched for a sea route to India.
Identify the reasons the Portuguese began exploring the world in the fifteenth century.
List Portugese discoveries.
Describe the contributions to the history of world exploration made by Prince Henry the Navigator, Bartolomeu Dias, and Vasco da Gama.
Explain the following reasons European countries were in competition to extend their power into North America and claim the land as their own:
• Economic — Gold, natural resources, and trade
• Religious — Spread of Christianity
• Competitions for empire and belief in superiority of own culture.
State Goals
16.A.3b  Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.
16.B.3d (W) Describe political effects of European exploration and expansion on the Americas, Asia, and Africa after 1500 AD.
17.A.1a  Identify physical characteristics of places both local and global.
17.A.2b  Use maps and other geographic representations and instruments to gather information about people, places and environments.
Classwork-Homework
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Places to Locate  
 
Mediterranean Sea   Cape Verde    Azores
Cape of Good Hope Tagus River   Canary Islands
India Calicut Lisbon
Maderia Portugal  


The Portugese Empire  1:08
Age of Discovery: Spanish and Portuguese Explorations  1:31  narrated

atlas.gif (1202 bytes) Atlas of World History

readme.gif (1442 bytes) Altlas of World History pp. 68-69

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Age of European Exploration  39a & 39b

 

Resources
star.gif (2279 bytes) Age of Discovery Mapping  Label 50 locations of places and geographic features around the world on a map.  On another map trace the routes of 8 significant explorers.
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Explorers Outline  7 pages 

 

Day 2
Topic   Portugese Explorations and Discoveries
Objective
Explain why Europeans searched for a sea route to India.
Identify the roles of important Portuguese explorers who sought new trade routes, economic gain, adventure, national glory, and the glory of God.
State Goals
16.B.3d (W) Describe political effects of European exploration and expansion on the Americas, Asia, and Africa after 1500 AD.
Classwork/ Homework
 Chalkboard.bmp (15654 bytes)
People to Know      Note02.gif (247 bytes) Portugeese Explorers
Prince Henry the Navigator:
set up the first European school for navigators
Barthloweu Dias:
rounded the Cape of Good Hope
Vasco da Gama:
sailed around Africa to India

Prince Henry the Navigator  3:00  Rap music and information
Vasco da Gama  10:09

readme.gif (1442 bytes) Section 1 The Portuguese pp. 467-471
Prince Henry
Bartolomeu Dias
Vasco da Gama


Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Introduction to the Age of Discovery

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Traveler's Tales Part 2

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Into the Unknown    Easier

Resources
star.gif (2279 bytes) Age of Discovery  Rersearch the dates and create a timeline of 57 significant events, terms, places, and political figures of this era of world history.
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Round Africa to India 1497-1498  Authentic source
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Exploration: The Portugesse Empire

 

Day 3
Topic   Inventions
Objective
Describe how technological developments, such as new ship designs and new navigational tools, made Portuguese exploration possible.
State Goals
16.B.3d (W) Describe political effects of European exploration and expansion on the Americas, Asia, and Africa after 1500 AD
Classwork/ Homework
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Terms to Learn
Compass:
has a maqgnetic needle that always points North
Asrtrolab:
measures tha angle of the stars, and hleps sailors find latitude
Carvel: combination of a heavy square-rigged European ship and the light, slim,  Arab ship: faster and easier to handle

Note02.gif (247 bytes) Pictures of Inventions  p.66  divider, astrollab, compass, traverse board

Compass Activity p.16

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Inventions That Made Explorations Possible

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)Explorations and New Inventions  #3  page 4   Caravel #2  page 3

Resources

 

Day 4
Topic  30-2 The Spanish
Objective
List the names of European discoverers.
State Goals
16.A.3b  Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.
17.A.1a  Identify physical characteristics of places both local and global.
17.A.2b  Use maps and other geographic representations and instruments to gather information about people, places and environments.
Classwork-Homework
Chalkboard.bmp (15654 bytes)
Terms to Learn
Mutiny:
overthrow of officers
Papal Line of Demarcation: West of line Spain, East of Line Portugal
Conquistador:
Conqueror

 Chalkboard.bmp (15654 bytes) People to Know     Note02.gif (247 bytes) Spanish Explorers
Columbus:
one of the first to reach Americas
Vasco da Gama:
1497-1499, Portugese who sailed around Africa to India
Ponce de Leon:
With Columbus on 2nd voyage, 1513, explored Florida
Balboa:
1513, 1st European to see the Great South Sea (Pacific Ocean).
Magellan: 1517-1522, sailed around the world
Cortes:
1519-1521, invaded Mexico, conquered the Inca Empire
Pizzaro:
1532, conquered the Inca Empire
de Soto:
With Pizzaro in Peru, later in 1539, explored the Mississippi River
Coronado:
1540, explored Mexico and southwest United States

atlas.gif (1202 bytes) Places to Locate

Columbus   Ponce de Leon de Soto

Magellan

Italy Puerto Rico Cuba Strait of Magellan
Genoa Florida Mississippi River Mariana Islands
Indies     Phillipines
Bahamas Cortes Pizzaro Spain
Hispanoloa Mexico

Peru

Seville
Dominican Republic Spain    
Cuba  

Coronado

Balboa
Venezuela

 Vasco da Gama

Mexico isthmus of Panama
Central America Southern tip of Africa to India Grand Canyon Pacific Ocean

THE MAGIC VOYAGE: Columbus  cartoon
The Magic Voyage  Part 1  10:57
The Magic Voyage  Part 2  10:54
The Magic Voyage  Part 3  10:58

Resources

 

Day 6
Topic   Columbus
Objective
Explore the historical events that led to the destruction of the Taino.
State Goals
16.B.3d (W) Describe political effects of European exploration and expansion on the Americas, Asia, and Africa after 1500 AD.
Classwork/ Homework
THE MAGIC VOYAGE  cartoon
The Magic Voyage  Part 4  10:57
The Magic Voyage  Part 5  10:58
The Magic Voyage  Part 6  10:58
The Magic Voyage  Part 7  10:57
The Magic Voyage  Part 8   3:13
 

readme.gif (1442 bytes) Read Section 2 The Spanish pp. 471-476
Christopher Columbus

Resources

 

Day 5
Topic   Columbus
Objective
Understand the motives and results of exploration.
Learn how various societies were affected by contacts and exchanges among diverse people.
Describe what happened to the native peoples as a result of European colonization.
State Goals
16.B.3d (W) Describe political effects of European exploration and expansion on the Americas, Asia, and Africa after 1500 AD.
Classwork/ Homework
For Love or Money: Christopher Colombus and the Arawaks  6:07
Modern Day Arawaks  8:50

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Was Christopher Columbus a Success or a Failure?

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Christopher Colombus and The Discovery of the New World  pages 5-6
Resources

 

Day 6
Topic   Columbus on Trial
Objective
Explore the historical events that led to the destruction of the Taino.
State Goals
16.B.3d (W) Describe political effects of European exploration and expansion on the Americas, Asia, and Africa after 1500 AD.
Classwork/ Homework
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Historical Simulations: Columbus on Trial  pages 19-25
Resources

 

Day 7
Topic  Explorers
Objective
View the lives of New World explorers.
Identify Ponce De León’s route and exploration of Florida and the surrounding areas.
Identify the route that Hernando de Soto sailed and how his expedition was different from other explorers.
State Goals
16.B.3d (W) Describe political effects of European exploration and expansion on the Americas, Asia, and Africa after 1500 AD.
Classwork/ Homework
Ponce de Leon and the Fountain of Youth  5:40
Explorers: Juan Ponce de Leon  3:47
Hernando De Soto  3:10  student project with narration 

DE SOTO NATIONAL MEMORIAL
De Soto National Memeorial Part 1  2:32
De Soto National Memorial Part 2  3:13

Cities of Gold: Fransico Coronado  7:36   narrated by Peter Coyote, good

Choose an assignment: Hernando De Soto or Ponce de leon
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Hernando De Soto Reading passage          Note02.gif (247 bytes) Ponce De Leon Reading Passage

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Student Questions                                  Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Student Questions
IconMap.bmp (3402 bytes) Map of Florida                                       IconMap.bmp (3402 bytes) Map of Florida

Resources

 

Day 8-11
Topic   Vasco de Balboa
Objective
Answer Vasco Núñez de Balboa Comprehension Questions.
Answer Vasco Núñez de Balboa Discussion Questions.
Use number and letter pairs to complete Conquistador Grid Math.
Take a Vocabulary Quiz for Vasco Núñez de Balboa.
State Goals
16.B.3d (W) Describe political effects of European exploration and expansion on the Americas, Asia, and Africa after 1500 AD.
Classwork/ Homework
Day 8
Balboa  1:54
Balboa  2:39  Claymation  project
Vasco Nunez de Balboa  3:04  claymation

BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Vasco de Balboa  17 page ready to use unit

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Vocabulary Cards

Day 9
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) 4 page article
Multiple Choice comprehension questions
4 complete sentence questions worksheet
Distinguishing primary and secondary sources

Day 10
crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Grid Math Art  neat art activity

Day 11
braininjar.gif (1615 bytes) 2 page vocabulary quiz
Note02.gif (247 bytes)Glossary

Resources

 

Day 12
Topic   Conquistadores
Objective
State Goals
16.B.3d (W) Describe political effects of European exploration and expansion on the Americas, Asia, and Africa after 1500 AD.
Classwork/ Homework
readme.gif (1442 bytes) Read Section 2 The Spanish pp. 471-476
The Treaty of Tordesillas
The Conquistadores
Ferdinand Magellan

Conquistadores: The History of Mexico  3:16
The Conquistadores and the Natives  2:12  no narration

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Treaty of Tordesillas 1494  #8 page 8

Resources

 

Day 13
Topic   Ferdinand Magellan
Objective
Learn about the life of Ferdinand Magellan.
Learn the routes of the explorers.
Demonstrate knowledge of the geography of South America.
Understand the roles of important explorers who sought new trade routes, economic gain, adventure, national glory, and the glory of God.
State Goals
16.A.3b  Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.
16.B.3d (W) Describe political effects of European exploration and expansion on the Americas, Asia, and Africa after 1500 AD.
17.A.1a  Identify physical characteristics of places both local and global.
17.A.2b  Use maps and other geographic representations and instruments to gather information about people, places and environments.
Classwork/ Homework
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Facts About Magellan  page 10

FERDINAND MAGEALLAN
Ferdinand Magellan Part 1/5  9:58
Ferdinand Magellan Part 2/5  9:54
Ferdinand Magellan Part 3/5  9:56
Ferdinand Magellan Part 4/5  8:52
Resources
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Magellan Unmasked at Last  intersting reading
Mageallan knew of the strait that bears his name
How Columbus got his maps.
John Cabot was murdered?

 

Day 14
Topic   Ferdinand Magellan
Objective
Learn about the life of Ferdinand Magellan.
Learn the routes of the explorers.
Demonstrate knowledge of the geography of South America.
State Goals
16.A.3b  Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.
16.B.3d (W) Describe political effects of European exploration and expansion on the Americas, Asia, and Africa after 1500 AD.
17.A.1a  Identify physical characteristics of places both local and global.
17.A.2b  Use maps and other geographic representations and instruments to gather information about people, places and environments.
Classwork/ Homework
FERDINAND MAGEALLAN
Ferdinand Magellan Part 5/5  8:41

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Ferdinand Magaellan and the Cirumnavigation of the World use locations to map Magaellan's voyage
atlas.gif (1202 bytes) Map of the World for Magellan page 20

star.gif (2279 bytes) Vocabulary for Ferdinand Magellan
star.gif (2279 bytes) Magellan Research Guide

Resources

 

Day 15
Topic    30-3 Northwest Passage
Objective
Discuss how the search for a northwest passage affected the Americas.
Demonstrate knowledge of the geography of North America.
State Goals
16.A.3b  Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.
16.B.3d (W) Describe political effects of European exploration and expansion on the Americas, Asia, and Africa after 1500 AD.
17.A.1a  Identify physical characteristics of places both local and global.
17.A.2b  Use maps and other geographic representations and instruments to gather information about people, places and environments.
Classwork-Homework
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Terms to Learn
Sea Dog:
sea captain

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People to Know
Northwest Passage Explorers   
John Cabot:
1497 coasts of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia; Grand Banks
Verrazano
: Born 1485 Died 1528; 1523, explored theAtlantic coast NC to NY for Northwest Passage
Cartier: 1534: St. Lawerence River to Montreal
Frobisher:
1576, coast of Greenland, 2 voyages; later sailed with Drake; commander during the defeat of the Spanish armada
Hudson:
1609-1610, Hudson River to Albany, NY for the pasage

Note02.gif (247 bytes) English Explorers     Note02.gif (247 bytes) French Explorers

atlas.gif (1202 bytes) Places to Locate

Italy Newfoundland Nova Scotia North Carolina
New York France eastern Canada St Lawerence River
    Greenland    Frobisher Bay Hudson River

 

Note02.gif (247 bytes)  In the 1500s and 1600s, explorers looked for a Northwest Passage through North America to Asia.They wanted a fast way to bring back riches from Asia. In 1497, the English king sent John Cabot to look for the passage. Cabot sailed to Canada, but he only found a rich fishing area.The French king also sent sailors to look for the passage.They did not find it, but they explored new lands. Giovanni da Verrazano explored the east coast of North America. Jacques Cartier explored the St. Lawrence River in Canada. Samuel de Champlain traveled up the St. Lawrence River. He started a fur-trading post called Quebec. Quebec was the first permanent French settlement in North America.
     In 1606, a Dutch trading company sent Henry Hudson to find the passage. Hudson sailed up what is now the Hudson River in New York.The Dutch claimed the land and started a colony in the Hudson River Valley. In 1610, Hudson explored for the English. He found what is now Hudson Bay in Canada. England claimed the land around Hudson Bay. None of the explorers found a Northwest Passage, but they did find lands with forests, rivers, and wildlife.

Earth.gif (6650 bytes) The Quest for a Northwest Passage  maps and time line

Northwest Passage  3:45  Animated History of the Exploration of the North American coastline

readme.gif (1442 bytes) Read Section 3 Northwest Passage pp. 476-478

Resources

 

Day 16
Topic   Northwest Passage
Objective
Identify the exploerers who searched for the Northwest Passage.
Demonstrate knowledge of the geography of North America.
State Goals
16.A.3b  Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.
16.B.3d (W) Describe political effects of European exploration and expansion on the Americas, Asia, and Africa after 1500 AD.
17.A.1a  Identify physical characteristics of places both local and global.
17.A.2b  Use maps and other geographic representations and instruments to gather information about people, places and environments.
Classwork/ Homework
John Cabot: Canada, A People's History  7:23
John Cabot: A Man of the Renissance  28:09 short movie version of events leading up the sailing

The Ulpius Terrestrial Globe  1:01  shows the discoveries of Giovanni da Verrazano

Martin Frobisher Audio

Jaques Cartier: Canada, A People's History  9:23

ResourcesNote02.gif (247 bytes) John Cabot: The Real Discoverer of the New World
John Cabot mapped and claimed America for England
Richard Amerike was Cabot's Bristol pay manager.
Amerigo Vespucci never sailed to the New World.
Cabot timeline.

 

Day 17-20
Topic   Henry Hudson
Objective
Complete vocabulary cards.
Answer reading comprehension questions.
Use scale rulers to measure the distace of each of Hudson's four voyages.
Demonstrate knowledge of the geography of North America.
State Goals
16.A.3b  Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources.
16.B.3d (W) Describe political effects of European exploration and expansion on the Americas, Asia, and Africa after 1500 AD.
17.A.1a  Identify physical characteristics of places both local and global.
17.A.2b  Use maps and other geographic representations and instruments to gather information about people, places and environments.
Classwork/ Homework
Henry Hudson: Canada, A People's History  6:23
Book TV: Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson  10:05

BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Henry Hudson 19 page ready to use unit

Day 17
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Vocabulary Cards

Day 18
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) 4 page article
Multiple Choice comprehension questions
4 complete sentence questions worksheet
Distinguishing primary and secondary sources

Day 19
Measure the distace of each of Hudson's four voyages.

Day 20
braininjar.gif (1615 bytes) 2 page vocabulary quiz
Note02.gif (247 bytes)Glossary
Resources

 

Day 21
Topic   Project: Explorer Cards
Objective
Create a resource to study explorers.
Locate events on a time line.
Demonstrate knowledge of the geography of North America.
State Goals
16.B.3d (W) Describe political effects of European exploration and expansion on the Americas, Asia, and Africa after 1500 AD.
Classwork/ Homework
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Explorers Flashcards 

                   -or-
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Explorer's Accordian Time Line  p.14  Information pages 18-20

Note02.gif (247 bytes) Explorer Cards  87-90

Resources

 

Day 22
Topic Newspaper Headlines for Explorers  
Objective
Learn about explorers by creating creative headlines.
State Goals
16.B.3d (W) Describe political effects of European exploration and expansion on the Americas, Asia, and Africa after 1500 AD.
Classwork-Homework
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Headlines for Exploration  page 479
Resources

 

Day 23
Topic  Test on Explorers
Objective
State Goals
16.B.3d (W) Describe political effects of European exploration and expansion on the Americas, Asia, and Africa after 1500 AD.
Classwork-Homework
braininjar.gif (1615 bytes) Explorers Test
Resources

 

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Topic   
Objective
State Goals
Classwork/ Homework
Resources

 

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Assignments    crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Art Activity    BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Lesson Plan      braininjar.gif (1615 bytes)_Tests     IconMap.bmp (3402 bytes) Maps     Note02.gif (247 bytes) Resources     Movie     Audio
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Web Sites     Activity    
SchoolBus5.bmp (6174 bytes) Field Trips     Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Computer      bookpages.gif (1592 bytes) Book      Dice.bmp (3974 bytes) Games    star.gif (2279 bytes)Extra Credit

ASTROLAB
crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Navigation: The Astrolab
JOHN CABOT
Note02.gif (247 bytes) John Cabot's First Voyage Authentic Source
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Voyage to North America, 1497 Authentic Source
COLUMBUS
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Was Christopher Columbus a Success or a Failure?
braininjar.gif (1615 bytes) Christopher Columbus Quiz
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Christopher Columbus
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Extracts From Columbus's Journal Authentic Source
Note02.gif (247 bytes)Letter to the King and Queen of Spain, 1494  Authentic Source
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Columbus Navigation Homepage History, Navigation, and Landfall
Christopher Colombus  5:30  cartoon
CORTEZ
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) The Conquest of the Aztez Empire: Herñan Cortés
DESOTO
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) The DeSoto Chronicles The oldest written record of inland America
Note02.gif (247 bytes) DeSoto Conquest Calendars
DIAZ, BARTHOLOMEW
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Bartholomew Diaz
FROBISHER, MARTIN
 
VASCO da GAMA
Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Be a Reporter on a Voyage of Exploration  Vasco da Gama, Ferdinand Magellan, Leif Erickson, Sir Francis Drake
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Round Africa to India 1497-1498  Authentic source
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Explorer or Exploiter?
SIR FRANCIS DRAKE
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Famous Voyage Around the World, 1580 Authentic Source
EXPLORERS
BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Brazil   Activities about explorers and trade.
BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Early Exploration of North America  67 pages. 
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Explorer Cards
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Explorers Flashcards
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Explorers Report    Includes pictures of 9 explorers
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)  Writing a Report on an Explorer   Enchanted Learning
IconMap.bmp (3402 bytes) Explorer Map   Draw the routes of Da Gama, Columbus, Mageallan, Cortez, Pizzaro, Drake and Cartier.
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Explorations: The Age of Discovery and Settlement
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Age of Exploration: Biographies of Explorers and Associated People.
star.gif (2279 bytes) Age of Discovery  Rersearch the dates and create a timeline of 57 significant events, terms, places, and political figures of this era of world history.
star.gif (2279 bytes) Explorer Report
star.gif (2279 bytes) Explorer Report
star.gif (2279 bytes) Follow an Explorer
HENRY HUDSON
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) The Half Moon  Hudson's ship
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) The Life and Voyages of Henry Hudson
MAGELLAN
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Ferdinand Magellan and the Circumnavigation of the World
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Voyage Around the World Authentic Source
MARCO POLO
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Introduction to the Age of Discovery
BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) On the Road With Marco Polo
PIRATES
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) A Pirate Quest  Captain Kidd, Blackbeard 10 pages
PONE DE LEON
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Ponce de Leon: Florida's First Spanish Explorer
PORTUGAL
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Exploration: The Portugesse Empire
PRINCE HENRY THE NAVIGATOR
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Exploration: Prince Henry the Navigator
TREATY OF TORDESILLAS
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Treaty of Tordesillas 1494
VERRAZZANO
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Letter to King Francis I  8 July 1524  Reporting on his voyage to the New World
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Life of Verrazzano

 

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