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Lesson Plans World History II SOL 4a

Lesson Plans World History II SOL 4a: Age of Exploration; Age of Discovery

Standard WH II 4
The student will demonstrate knowledge of the impact of the European Age of Discovery and expansion into the Americas, Africa, and Asia by http://buy-generic-clomid.com/buy_clomid_50_mg_tablets.html
Objectives
4a) explaining the roles and economic motivations of explorers and conquistadors.Standard WH II:
Lesson Plans
Introduction: A Bell-ringer activity
Notes: Students copy-down and discuss teacher generated notes
Activities: Students complete various in class activities to support learning including video analysis, maps, charts, diagrams, graphic organizers, worksheets, text-book questions, group discussion, KWL Charts etc.
Assessment: Informal, Formal, Exit-Questions, Teacher Questioning. Quizzes, Tests, Projects
Essential Knowledge:
Factors contributing to the European discovery of lands in the Western Hemisphere
• Demand for gold, spices, and natural resources in Europe
• Support for the diffusion of Christianity
• Political and economic competition between European empires
• Innovations of European and Islamic origins in navigational arts
• Pioneering role of Prince Henry the Navigator

Establishment of overseas empires and decimation of indigenous populations
• Portugal: Vasco da Gama
• Spain: Christopher Columbus, Hernando Cortez, Francisco Pizarro, Ferdinand Magellan
• England: Francis Drake
• France: Jacques Cartier

Activities That Support Lesson Plans

Magellan Voyage Reading

Magellan Biography Reading

Massacre at Tenochtitlan

Portuguese Reach India

The Spears Aztec

Crash Course: Christopher Columbus. Students name 5 facts from the video.

 

Note: The above activities are best used with the Virginia Prentice Hall World History: The Modern Era textbook.

 

Back to World History II Virginia SOL Page

 

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