Age of Exploration Social Studies  SOL 3.
Early Explorers <ul><li>Leif Ericson </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Probably the first European to reach North America </li></ul></ul>
Marco Polo <ul><li>Traveled throughout China and Southeast Asia </li></ul>
Vasco da Gama <ul><li>First European to reach India by sea. </li></ul>
Amerigo Vespucci <ul><li>America was named after him. </li></ul>
Age of Exploration <ul><li>Three countries sponsored early explorers. </li></ul>France England Spain
Explorers were looking for two things:
Effects of Exploration <ul><li>Good: </li></ul><ul><li>Doors to the Americas were opened </li></ul><ul><li>A ‘New World’ w...
Christopher Columbus <ul><li>1492 “Columbus sailed the ocean blue </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsor: Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Wante...
Ponce de Leon <ul><li>Sponsor: Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted to discover riches and land to conquer </li></ul><ul><li>Poo...
Samuel de Champlain <ul><li>Sponsor: France </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted to colonize the ‘New World’ </li></ul><ul><li>Obstacl...
John Cabot <ul><li>Sponsor: England </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted to find a direct route to Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Small ships,...
Voyages of John Cabot
Ships Indians Astrolabe: type of compass Pirates Riches
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  1. 1. Age of Exploration Social Studies SOL 3.
  2. 2. Early Explorers <ul><li>Leif Ericson </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Probably the first European to reach North America </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Marco Polo <ul><li>Traveled throughout China and Southeast Asia </li></ul>
  4. 4. Vasco da Gama <ul><li>First European to reach India by sea. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Amerigo Vespucci <ul><li>America was named after him. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Age of Exploration <ul><li>Three countries sponsored early explorers. </li></ul>France England Spain
  7. 7. Explorers were looking for two things:
  8. 8. Effects of Exploration <ul><li>Good: </li></ul><ul><li>Doors to the Americas were opened </li></ul><ul><li>A ‘New World’ was discovered </li></ul><ul><li>Bad: </li></ul><ul><li>Natives got diseases that killed them </li></ul><ul><li>Natives lost their freedom, customs and pride </li></ul>
  9. 9. Christopher Columbus <ul><li>1492 “Columbus sailed the ocean blue </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsor: Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted to find a western route to Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Small ships, weather, and disease were obstacles </li></ul><ul><li>First European to discover a sea route to America. </li></ul>Discovered “New World”
  10. 10. Ponce de Leon <ul><li>Sponsor: Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted to discover riches and land to conquer </li></ul><ul><li>Poor weather, Indians and poor maps were obstacles to exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Landed in St. Augustine, Florida </li></ul>Looked for ‘Fountain of Youth’
  11. 11. Samuel de Champlain <ul><li>Sponsor: France </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted to colonize the ‘New World’ </li></ul><ul><li>Obstacles: poor maps and war with Iroquois Indians </li></ul><ul><li>Established first French settlement at Quebec, Canada </li></ul>
  12. 12. John Cabot <ul><li>Sponsor: England </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted to find a direct route to Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Small ships, poor weather, and poor maps were obstacles </li></ul><ul><li>Explored the coast of North America and Newfoundland </li></ul><ul><li>Claimed North America for England </li></ul>
  13. 13. Voyages of John Cabot
  14. 14. Ships Indians Astrolabe: type of compass Pirates Riches

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