the age of exploration reading guide by 90wJ25m

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									Study Guide: Global Contact                                                             Name:




                                              The Age of Exploration
  1. Read the introduction. What are the main ideas?
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  2. Why were spices so significant? How did this motivate Europe to become involved in global trading?




  3. Besides spices, what motivated Europe to begin exploring?




  4. Identify TEN facts about technology and exploration.

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  Which technological innovation was the most significant to exploration? Why?
5. Although both Portugal and Spain led the charge to explore new places during the 14th and 15th century, they differed in their
motivations and goals. Complete the table as you read. Include significant people and where they explored, motivations,
goals, methods of exploration, and their impacts of their exploration.

    Portugal                                                                         Spain




6. Define the following:

a. line of demarcation


b. Treaty of Tordesillas

								
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