Bell Ringer• Come in, get your Social Studies Notebook and open to page 4.• Put the date at the top and label the page European Exploration (Don’t forget to list European Exploration in your table of contents)• Do the bell ringer at the top of the page. Leave room for notes on the rest of the page.• Create and acrostic poem using the word EXPLORER. Use the words or phase for each letter to tell something you think you know about the topic
European Exploration of North America LEQ: Why did the Europeans first explore North America and what were the consequences
Important Vocabulary• On page 4 after your Bell Ringer use your book to write the word and the definition of: – Treaty of Tordesillas – Columbian Exchange
Spanish ColonizationSpanish conquistadors came to the Americas in search of wealth, adventure, and personal glory. Explorers Hernándo Cortés and Francisco Pizarro conquered and looted the prosperous Aztec and Inca civilizations. The Spanish also explored much of the southeastern portion of what is now the United States and established a successful port named St. Augustine in Florida.The Spanish sent missionaries to convert Native Americans to Catholicism. Missionaries established small settlements called missions where they taught Native Americans. However, somemissionaries forced Native Americans into labor and overworked them. Millions of Native Americans lied under Spanish rule. As large numbers of Native Americans began to die, the Spanish began to buy slaves from African chiefs along the West African coast and ship them to the Americas. The arrival of the Spanish also led to the exchange of plants, animals, and diseasebetween the Eastern and Western hemispheres. This movement of living things is known as the Columbian Exchange.
French Colonization Even though the pope agreed that Spain and Portugal should divide the world between them. France refused to accept such an arrangement. Many French explorers were not interested in thenew lands. Instead, they wanted to find a northwest passage round or though North America that would lead them to Asia.Giovanni da Verrazano led one of these expedition. As he exploredthe ragged eastern coastline of North America. Verrazano believed that the Pacific Ocean lay no far west of the North Carolina coast. During his expedition Verrazano and his crew also interacted with various Native American groups. Other French explores such as Jean Ribaut and Rene de Laudonniere, tried to take control of Florida from the Spanish. Their settlements failed. However, the French still contributed tothe exchange of plants, animals and diseases between Europe and the Americas known as the Columbian Exchange.
Reasons for Exploration Religion PoliticsEconomical Geography Reasons for Explorations
Try it on your own!• With your group – Fill in the politics and geography causes and Effects sections of your web
Summerzing• Using your notes and what you learned today at the bottom of your page- do this on your own• Write at least a 3 sentence paragraph Explaining why the Europeans began exploring North America.
Review• Work with your group: – On page 54 do number #14, 19, 20 and 27. Write the question and answer in complete sentence. Turn in to your periods bin, please put all group members names on it
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