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EmilPulido on Adventure(2)[1]


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EmilPulido on Adventure(2)[1]

  1. 1. Adventure!
  2. 2. <ul><li>What is ‘adventure’? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>What does it take to be “an adventurer”? Include 5 qualities an adventurer should have. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sir Francis Drake <ul><li>Adventurer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pirate/Privateer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Captain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explorer </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Becoming “El Draque” -Born in 1540 in Tavistock, Devon -Began sailing at the age of 12 -Captain of Judith at the age of 24 “ The people of quality dislike him for having risen so high from such a lowely family; the rest say he is the main cause of wars.” — Gonzalo González del Castillo in a letter to King Phillip II, 1592
  6. 6. The Precursor <ul><li>Battle of San Juan de Ulúa (1568) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The English, under the command of Sir John Hawkins, were defeated by the Spanish fleet </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Drake survived and his hostility towards the Spanish heightened </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Said to be part of the lead-up to the war between Phillip II and Queen Elizabeth I </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Early Successes <ul><li>Raided the town of Nombre de Dios </li></ul><ul><li>Captured a mule train with 20 tons of silver and gold </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Was so much gold that Drake had to bury it and return later </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Returned home rich and inspired, continuing on to more adventures </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. 1577-1580: Circumnavigation! So…what is it?
  9. 9. War with Spain <ul><li>Began in 1585 </li></ul><ul><li>Drake started by attacking colonial cities in the West Indies and Florida, and ships laden with gold and other precious cargo </li></ul><ul><li>Destroyed 30 ships in the Spanish Armada off the port of Cadiz </li></ul>
  10. 10. Death and Burial <ul><li>After unsuccessful venture in the West Indies, died of dysentery 28 January 1596 </li></ul><ul><li>Died and was buried in his armor </li></ul>
  11. 11. Other Adventurers? <ul><li>Can you think of other adventurers? Are you one? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Homework! <ul><li>Time is running out! A virus has spread around cities and villages and threatens to wipe out humanity. In order to survive, you must find a new place to build a colony. Where would you explore first and what would you need? </li></ul>