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									                              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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