The Age of Exploration
This week marks the launch of our first official unit for the course, The Age of Exploration. Click on the following document link to look over all of the essential standards, essential understandings, and essential questions that we will be covering in this unit:
Age of Exploration Unit Overview
Monday, September 5th
Labor Day, No School
Tuesday, September 6th
Reasons for the Age of Exploration Reading and Questions We will begin our Age of Exploration unit by looking at the factors that compelled Europeans to go out and explore the world.
The History of Me assignment is due tomorrow
Reasons for the Age of Exploration Reading and Questions due tomorrow
Wednesday, September 7th
Gold, God, Glory As learning groups, students will examine primary sources to come to an understanding on how the 3Gs motivated Europeans to explore the world.
Thursday, September 8th
Portugal Begins the Age of Exploration Reading and Questions We will look at how was the first European kingdom to find a water route to Asia.
Portugal Begins the Age of Exploration Reading and Questions due tomorrow
Friday, September 9th
How Portugal Became the First Global Sea Power We will “tweet” about Portugal’s rise to becoming the first global sea power in the world.
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