European Exploration
SOL USI.4a
6th grade
Portsmouth Public Schools
Exploration
• The Motivating Forces for
Exploration
• The Obstacles to Exploration
• The Accomplishments of Exploration
Why did the Europeans want to
explore:
To find Gold, Natural Resources
and Trade Routes
Why did the Europeans want to
explore?
To spread their religion-Christianity
Why did the Europeans want to
explore?
They wanted to help make their
empire/country the BEST or superior
AND
They believe...
Obstacles to Exploration:
Bad/Poor Maps
(Early explorers thought the world was flat. They didn’t
know that North or South ...
Obstacles to Exploration
Fear of the Unknown
(early sea travelers thought there were sea monsters
like the Loch Ness Monst...
Accomplishments of Exploration
Exchanged goods and ideas
(food, clothing, new trade partners)
Improved navigational tools ...
Regions of North America
explored by Spain
• Francisco Coronado claimed the
southwest United States for Spain.
Regions of North America
explored by France
• Samuel de Champlain established the
French settlement of Quebec.
• Robert La...
Quebec
Regions of North America
explored by England
• John Cabot explored eastern Canada for
England.

Notice the St.
Lawrence Ri...
Regions explored by Portugal
• The Portuguese made voyages of
discovery along West Africa.
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    1. 1. European Exploration SOL USI.4a 6th grade Portsmouth Public Schools
    2. 2. Exploration • The Motivating Forces for Exploration • The Obstacles to Exploration • The Accomplishments of Exploration
    3. 3. Why did the Europeans want to explore: To find Gold, Natural Resources and Trade Routes
    4. 4. Why did the Europeans want to explore? To spread their religion-Christianity
    5. 5. Why did the Europeans want to explore? They wanted to help make their empire/country the BEST or superior AND They believed in the superiority of their own culture.
    6. 6. Obstacles to Exploration: Bad/Poor Maps (Early explorers thought the world was flat. They didn’t know that North or South America were here) Bad/Poor Navigational Tools (If they would have had better tools, they would’ve known about North and South America)
    7. 7. Obstacles to Exploration Fear of the Unknown (early sea travelers thought there were sea monsters like the Loch Ness Monster) Lack of adequate supplies (They didn’t pack enough food or water for the trip. Many men starved to death and Others ate rats to survive.)
    8. 8. Accomplishments of Exploration Exchanged goods and ideas (food, clothing, new trade partners) Improved navigational tools and ships Claimed Territories
    9. 9. Regions of North America explored by Spain • Francisco Coronado claimed the southwest United States for Spain.
    10. 10. Regions of North America explored by France • Samuel de Champlain established the French settlement of Quebec. • Robert La Salle claimed the Mississippi River Valley.
    11. 11. Quebec
    12. 12. Regions of North America explored by England • John Cabot explored eastern Canada for England. Notice the St. Lawrence River!
    13. 13. Regions explored by Portugal • The Portuguese made voyages of discovery along West Africa.
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