The Age of Exploration - As European explorers sailed around the globe, they found new continents and began to see what the shape of the world was really like. In addition, new contacts between distant peoples and lands changed societies and economies around the world. This contact was the foundation of the Colombian Exchange. Use your textbook (chapter 16) and The Mariners’ Museum website to complete this assignment. This assignment may be created on paper (print and turn in) or digitally (share on Google Drive: ## last first explorers). This is due Friday, May 24 by the end of the period.
Some important figures from the Age of Exploration: · Henry the Navigator · Vasco da Gama · Christopher Columbus · Ferdinand Magellan · Sir Francis Drake 1. Answer the following questions for each of the important figures listed above. Answers must be in complete sentences.
WHO was he?
WHAT did he do that made him famous?
WHEN were his voyage(s)?
WHERE did his voyage(s) take him?
WHY did he explore? What was his motivation?
2. Draw the route of the voyage(s) on a map (Google search: outline map of world). Use a different color for the route of each explorer. Make a key.
3. Create a graphic organizer to show the Colombian Exchange. Your graphic organizer must include examples of the exchange of plants, animals, culture, and disease.