The spirit of inquiry of the Renaissance and the desire for new products, led Europeans to explore the oceans. Their search for all water passages to the East let to the discovery of the New World and brought major civilizations of the world together for the first time.
Unit Essential Question(s):
What new global patterns resulted from the voyages of European explorers?
New Trade and Technologies
Lesson Essential Question(s):
What forces (people, places and things) came together in the mid-1400's that made the Age of European Exploration possible?
-What were the reasons that Europeans wanted to explore new territory?