Early European Exploration Study Guide Test Date: Dec. 2, 2011 Study Strategies: Focus on no more than 3-4 pieces of new information at a time. Flash cards Online resources from Ms. Schoettlin’s Website Class study guides (Timeline, Reasons for Exploration Booklet, Flip Book) When you confuse 2 or 3 explorers, make a Venn diagram or Double Bubble Map to compare their differences. Their differences are what make them unique!! Useful resources for studying: Explorer Timeline Mini-book: Reasons for exploration Explorer’s quiz Sequence of Events leading to Exploration Chapter Review, pgs. 144-145 Chapter 3 Study Guide A Changing World/Spanish Explorations (homework assignment) Text book Ms. Schoettlin’s Website Students should be able to: 1. Explain the reasons for explorations, accomplishments, and important events of the following explorers (knowing just the last name is fine): Leif Erikson Vasco Nunez de Balboa Jacque Cartier Marco Polo Juan Ponce de Leon Hernando de Soto Vasco de Gama Hernando Cortes Francisco Coronado Christopher Columbus Ferdinand Magellan Henry Hudson John Cabot Giovanni de Verrazano Samuel de Champlain Amerigo Vespucci Francisco Pizzaro 2. Identify the events which led to early European exploration (Renaissance, invention of the printing press, Marco Polo’s book, Columbus’s discovery. 3. Identify the major reasons for exploration to the new world. 4. Explain the ways that Spain, England, and France competed for power. o Each wanted to be the first to find a western sea route to Asia. o Each wanted to claim land in the “New World”. 5. Identify the land areas claimed by the Spanish, French, and English. 6. Describe the important roles of Henry the Navigator, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella.
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