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World maps ppt

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World maps ppt

  1. 1. Explorers
  2. 2. Unit 19: What were the effects of Tudor exploration? History How did knowledge of the world change during the Tudor period? Here is a world map from around 1300 AD. How is it different from modern maps? Do you think it is accurate? Why do you think maps in 1300 might not have been as accurate as the maps we use today?
  3. 3. Unit 19: What were the effects of Tudor exploration? History How did knowledge of the world change during the Tudor period? This map is from Tudor times. Do you think it is more accurate than the map from 1300? Why do you think this might be?
  4. 4. Unit 19: What were the effects of Tudor exploration? History How did knowledge of the world change during the Tudor period? Compare the Tudor map with the modern map next to it. What differences can you see? Why do you think there are differences? Which areas of the Tudor map are most accurate? Why do you think the Tudor map makers were more accurate in some areas than in others?
  5. 5. Unit 19: What were the effects of Tudor exploration? History Why did the Tudors explore outside Europe? The Tudors explored outside Europe because… … some people wanted to find new places to trade and places to find expensive goods like silk and spices. … some people wanted to find a new place to live where they would be able to practise their religion in freedom. … some people were excited by the challenge of travelling to new places where no British people had ever been. … some people thought that Britain and Europe were becoming overpopulated and it was necessary to find new places to live to prevent overcrowding.
  6. 6. Unit 19: What were the effects of Tudor exploration? History How did people explore the world in Tudor times? Tudor explorers used sailing ships like this one to explore the world. The voyages could take years at a time, so everything that was needed had to be carried on the ship. The ships would usually have cannons to defend themselves against enemy ships and pirates. Can you think of any problems which would occur if you had to spend months or years on board a ship? Can you think of any advantages to living at sea for so long?
  7. 7. Unit 19: What were the effects of Tudor exploration? History What were the disadvantages of a life at sea? Life at sea Fresh food wouldn’t keep on long voyages, so the sailors were often short of vitamins, which could lead to diseases like scurvy. In Tudor times, many sailors were superstitious and were afraid of things like sea monsters attacking the ship. If the sailors were disobedient, they often suffered cruel punishments, such as whipping, or even being thrown overboard Because maps in Tudor times weren’t very accurate, voyages could go on longer than expected. This could be a serious problem if food ran low.
  8. 8. Unit 19: What were the effects of Tudor exploration? History Why did Drake circumnavigate the world? This is Francis Drake, a famous sailor and explorer in Tudor times. I wanted to bring back treasure for the queen, to impress her and show her what a loyal subject I am I also wanted to make money myself I wanted to cause trouble for our enemies the Spanish by stealing from them and capturing their ships Because of this I had to sail all the way around the world to return to England. If I had gone back, the Spanish would have caught me and sunk my ship
  9. 9. Unit 19: What were the effects of Tudor exploration? History Why did Drake circumnavigate the world? Whilst His He On captured decided arrived the ship sailing 15th ran in of to aground the Brazil round November head Spanish back on South near the to ship 1577, Java 5th and Francis of America, April, he had Drake 1578 he to lost throw set contact sail half from with of Plymouth with 4 other ships. then began back the the at East long Plymouth Indies journey on traded some goods in the ‘Cacafuego’ near Panama on the 16th of April 1579 and took a large amount of treasure. back in England January 26th to England. across of of September 1580. the Pacific. 1580. He could not go back the way he came as the Spanish would be looking for him. Africa and plundered some Spanish ships before setting off across the Atlantic Ocean. treasure other ships. overboard He decided to get to the continue ship afloat alone. again.
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