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Social Studies Early Exploration: Lesson 9 – Vasco da Gama.

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1 Social Studies Early Exploration: Lesson 9 – Vasco da Gama

2 Why did Vasco da Gama explore his world and what were his accomplishments?

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5 Will the real Vasco da Gama please stand up?

6 Act 1

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8 Portugal hoped to be the first to find an all water route to Asia. Portugal

9 Prince Henry the Navigator

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11 Bartholomew Diaz

12 King John II

13 Will the real Vasco da Gama please stand up?

14 Act 2

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16 King Manuel I

17 The crew threatened to mutiny!

18 Vasco da Gama

19 Portugal Cape Verde

20 Will the real Vasco da Gama please stand up?

21 Act 3

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23 Cape of Good Hope

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26 Will the real Vasco da Gama please stand up?

27 Act 4

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31 Vasco da Gama reaches India!

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33 Will the real Vasco da Gama please stand up?

34 Act 5

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36 Vasco returns to Portugal and is greeted by the King

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38 Tomb of Vasco da Gama in Portugal

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40 Will the real Vasco da Gama please stand up?

41 Why did Vasco da Gama explore his world and what were his accomplishments?

42 1498 Vasco da Gama

43 Reason for Exploration He wanted to find an all water route from Europe to Asia.

44 Accomplishments He was the first European to find an all water route around Africa to Asia.

45 Vasco da Gama being the first person to find an all water route from Europe to Asia by sailing around Africa.

46 How did the discoveries of early explorers help people learn about their world?

47 Name of Explorer Reason for Exploring Accomplishments Other Important Facts

48 Leif Ericsson Reason for Exploring: He was curious about new land another sailor had spotted and wanted to find wood and other resources. Accomplishment: He was the first European to set foot on the continent of North America. He and his crew spent the winter in North America in a place he called Vinland. Marco Polo Reason for Exploring: He went to China in search of goods, such as silk, spices, and jewels. Accomplishment: He wrote a book that inspired other explorers to reach China. He traveled on a series of trade routes called the Silk Road that stretched from the Mediterranean Sea to China

49 Prince Henry the Navigator Reason for Exploring: He wanted to get gold and other riches from Africa, and he wanted to find an all water route to Asia. Accomplishment: He started a school for navigation, ship building, and mapmaking, and he sponsored expeditions of discovery down the west coast of Africa. He did not sail on any voyages of discovery. Bartholomew Diaz Reason for Exploring: He wanted to find an all water route from Europe to Asia. Accomplishment: He was the first European to travel around the southern tip of Africa. He wanted to name the southern tip of Africa the Cape of Storms, but King John II renamed it the Cape of Good Hope

50 Christopher Columbus Reason for Exploring: He wanted to find an all water route to the Far East (Asia) by sailing westward. Accomplishment: He discovered land in the Americas. He thought he had reached India, so he called the people there Indians. Amerigo Vespucci Reason for Exploring: He was curious about the world. Accomplishment: He traveled to the New World on purpose and explored land there. America was named after him

51 Vasco da Gama Reason for Exploring: He wanted to find an all water route from Europe to Asia. Accomplishment: He was the first European to find an all water route around Africa to Asia


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