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  • Week of August 23, 2010
  • Today’s To do list
    Seating Chart
    Rules Refresher
    Pass out Learning Targets – Explanation
    What was the Great Awakening
    Christopher Columbus Lecture/Activity
  • Learning Targets
    • Learning Goals for the Unit
    • The information on your Learning Targets is the only information you will be tested on…so do a good job!
    • They will be graded as a ‘formative’ grade (20%) multiple times a unit.
  • Explorers…Part one
    Why did people want to go exploring??
  • Renaissance
    1. The Renaissance!
    Literally meaning ‘rebirth’
    Made way for new ideas and new goals
    2. Powerful Nations Emerge
    Size and wealth of nations grew, wanted
    to trade with others
    3. Marco Polo’s Travels
  • What was it like to go exploring???
    Supplies needed? = EXPENSIVE
    SCARY!
    Explorers would look for sponsors.
    Kings and Queens Sponsored so that they could keep the land and expand
    First major example, Christopher Columbus…
    LAND HO!
  • Does Christopher Columbus deserve this monument on the Plaza???
    Let’s take a look at the facts…
  • Christopher Columbus facts
    Goal was to discover a new trade route to the west indies…
    He was Portuguese/Italian
    Won over queen of Spain, she sponsored him
    In 4 trips over the Pacific Ocean, never touched the main land of North America
    Most of his crew hated him
    When he met the Native Americans living in the Bahamas…
    Put on trial for genocide in Italy…