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Home 3 Advances in Ship Design 4 Improved Navigation Tools 5 Online Resources 2 Reasons for Exploration 1 Introduction
Europeans had traded with Asia for years. They traded for rugs, silk, spices and gems. Next Home Back
Overland trade routes were long and dangerous. Travelers were often ambushed by bandits. Africa EuropeAsia Indian Ocean Pacific Ocean AtlanticOcean Next Home Back
1453—The Ottoman Turks capture Constantinople and close the overland trade route to Asia. Next Home Back
Circa 1450—Prince Henry the Navigator of Portugal begins a School of Navigation for the teaching of navigation, astronomy, and cartography. The school also researches new ship designs and new navigation tools. Navigation—the science of figuring out the location and the course of a ship. Astronomy—the study of the stars and planets Cartography—the art and science of making maps Circa—about Navigation—the science of figuring out the location and the course of a ship. Astronomy—the study of the stars and planets Cartography—the art and science of making maps Circa—about Next Home Back
The Caravel New ship design More easily navigated strong headwinds and unfavorable currents. Quickly made Portugal the leading maritime power. Maritime—relating to ocean trade Next Home Back
Compass Improvements made ships’ compasses more accurate. Astrolabe Astrolabe—helped sailors figure out their distance north or south of the equator (Latitude) Home
Wanted to convert others to Christianity Catholics verses Protestants Two Christian viewpoints Catholic nations wanted to spread Catholic Christianity Protestant nations wanted to spread Protestant Christianity
Needed gold, silver and precious stones To pay for wars with other European kingdoms To make their countries stronger economically and politically
The Adventure of Exploring New Places Fueled by Popular Adventure Stories Some explorers liked the thrill of conquering new territory.
The Need for Spices No Refrigeration Spices needed to preserve and add flavor to food Very expensive Other Goods from Asia Silk
Why Explorers Explored the World http://library.thinkquest.org/J002678F/why.htm http://library.thinkquest.org/J002678F/why.htm The Age of Explorations—Chapter 19 http://www.ltisdschools.org/cms/lib/TX21000349/Centricity/Domain/287/Chapter 19.pdf http://www.ltisdschools.org/cms/lib/TX21000349/Centricity/Domain/287/Chapter 19.pdf The Age of Exploration http://info.teachtci.com/resources/ha/AgeofExploration.pdf http://info.teachtci.com/resources/ha/AgeofExploration.pdf Home
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