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    Age of European Exploration and Asian Isolation Age of European Exploration and Asian Isolation Presentation Transcript

    • Exploration Late 1400’s, 1500’s When one group suffers, another group prospers.
    • Essential Questions
      • Money was definitely a factor in European exploration.  What role did money play in exploration? Does money play a part in people moving today?  or does it matter?  Why or why not?
      • BE SPECIFIC!!
    • Essential Questions
      • When Europeans came to America they brought many different things with them both positive and negative.  Do you feel the Europeans coming to America was a positive or a negative? Or both? Could it have been done differently?  How would life be different? BE SPECIFIC
    • Essential Questions
      • 3) Isolationism is a concept that has been around for hundreds of years. What do you think would have resulted if East Asia hadn’t practiced isolationism during this time period? Did it benefit them? Explain your answer by providing examples.
    • What did Europe know?
      • Why start exploring?
      • God
        • Europeans wanted to convert people to Christianity (spread the word)
      • Gold
        • Spices, raw materials = $
        • Eliminate the Italian,
        • Muslim middlemen
      • Glory
        • Renaissance spirit of inquiry
        • Honor to their name, desire to be the first country to claim
      • Mercantilism
        • A nation’s strength depends on its wealth (measured in gold and silver)
        • A country must be self-sufficient
        • A colony exists for the parent country ($)
    • What did they find?
      • Impact of Exploration
      • Countries began to establish empires (gain power)
      • Empires
      • around
      • 1763
      • http://history.howstuffworks.com/south-american-history/history-of-south-america2.htm
      • Columbian Exchange ( Reading )
        • Exchange of plants, animals, people, disease and ideas between the Eastern and Western Hemisphere after 1492 ( Why?)
      • Pick five items that have had the greatest impact on North America today.
      • Spanish encomienda
        • Colonists given Native Americans to work the land
        • Native Americans were taught Christianity
        • What do you think happened?
      • Diseases and war
        • Native American population dropped due to smallpox, measles, malaria and the flu
    •  
      • Slavery
        • Triangular Trade
        • http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/a/aa/351px-Triangle_trade.png
        • Middle Passage www.socialistworker.co.uk/.../triangle_map.jpg
      • http://mycommonplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/Slaveshipposter1.jpg
    • Isolationism She’s Isolated
      • Isolationism
        • Staying out of world affairs (trade, wars)
        • Good idea or bad idea?
        • What do you think?
      • Who became isolated?
      • China
        • Ming Dynasty
        • What is a dynasty?
        • Great Ming Naval Expeditions
        • What were the Naval expeditions?
          • 1405-1433
          • Zheng He sailed from the Indian Ocean as far as Africa
          • 300 ship fleets
          • Demonstrated Ming China’s power
          • P. 116
    • http://famoustraveler.blogspot.com/2007_07_01_archive.html
      • Why become isolated?
        • Voyages were expensive
        • European traders
        • Christian missionaries
        • Why would this cause isolation?
        • Potential loss of tradition
      • What do you think would result? Why?
      • Results of being Isolated
        • Smugglers still brought in products
        • Failed to keep up with European advances
      • Japan
        • Shogan or general took control in 1192
        • Emperor had no real power
        • Japanese Feudalism
        • Japanese reading
      • www.sasked.gov.sk.ca/.../gr7/images/feudal.gif
        • Foreigners welcomed at first
        • Christianity began to spread
        • Foreigners were no longer welcome
        • Japan was isolated for more than 200 years
      • What is the overall impact of isolation?