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    Unit2 Lesson 1 Unit2 Lesson 1 Presentation Transcript

    • The Ex p lorers Why did Europeans sail to new places?
      • By: Mr. Casey
    • What’s it like in Europe?
      • Europe is suffering from plaque and disease, wars, and poverty.
      The Middle Ages
    • The world according to Europe! This is the known world!
    • Europe is Changing
      • *Europe is in the middle of the renaissance
    • Marco Polo
      • * 1295 Marco Polo comes back from being in Asia for 25 years. He tells stories of golden palaces, jewels, silk, and spices.
      • MARCO POLO’S ROUTE
    • The Ottoman Turks capture Constantinople
      • *1453 they capture the city of Constantinople and block trade through the city.
      • *Silk and spices become very hard to come by and very expensive
      Europeans have to find a new way to Asia
    • The Silk Highway
      • *Route is long and filled with dangers, but the resources from Asia are in high demand
    • New Technology Changes Everything Gutenberg invents movable type and books are easier to print (1440)
    • New Technology Ma g netic Com p ass - a tool that shows which direction is north
    • New Technology Astrolabe - a tool that helped sailors use the sun and stars to find their location
    • New Technology Gun p owder - an explosive made of a mixture of saltpeter, sulfur, and charcoal
    • New Technology Caravel - a small ship designed by the Portuguese with a lateen (triangular) sail
    • China is much more advanced than any country in Europe
    • gunpowder movable type compass astronomy & navigation Zheng He
    • Why venture out and risk your life?
      • Money, wealth, and power
      • An explorer can get land, get rich and famous
      • Spread of Christianity
      If you can convince a king or queen to pay for your expedition, you can earn ...
      • Imagine you are an entrepreneur and you want to lead an expedition to India and Asia; tell me what you would say to a king or queen and how you would sell them on giving you the resources you need to lead your expedition. Where would you go, how, and why? Choose one person to speak to the king or queen.