7th Grade The Age of Exploration Notes Part I



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7th Grade The Age of Exploration Notes

Part I
Explorers


  1. Leif Erikson

  2. Christopher Columbus

1492: Landed on a small island, then sailed to Cuba and Hispaniola

1493: Discovered other islands, including Puerto Rico

1498: Reached the northern coast of South America, but he thought it was the Asian mainland

1502: Attempted to prove his claims in his fourth voyage



  1. Amerigo Vespucci

  2. Vasco Nunez de Balboa

  3. Ferdinand Magellan

    • Portuguese explorer who set out to find an Atlantic – Pacific passage in the year 1519

    • Spent 38 days sailing through what is today the Strait of Magellan

    • Killed in the Philippine Islands

    • 18 remaining men reached Spain in 1522

    • First voyage to circumnavigate the Earth


The Columbian Exchange


  1. The Columbian Exchange was a transfer of people, products, and ideas between the Western and Eastern Hemispheres

  2. Items brought from Europe to the Americas

  3. Items brought from the Americas to Europe

    • Animals such as llamas, turkeys, squirrels, and muskrats

    • Crops that Native Americans peoples taught the Europeans to cultivate


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