3. Student Learning Map

  • Topic:Age of Exploration and Discovery
  • Subject(s):Social Studies
  • Days:4
  • Grade(s):9
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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.

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What new global patterns resulted from the voyages of European explorers?

   
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New Trade and Technologies

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The Encounter

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Colonial Society/Culture

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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?

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What was the Encounter and how did that moment in history affect the world?

Why were the Europeans able to relatively easily conquer and establish colonies around the world?

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How did European imperialism in the Americas, Africa and Asia change the society and culture of their colonies around the world?

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Triangular Trade and Slavery

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What was the purpose of the Triangular Trade and how did it work?

How did the Atlantic slave trade affect Africa?

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