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Activity 4: Voyages of Exploration

In the span of just three decades, Europeans mastered the world's ocean currents and wind patterns. The European discovery of the New World was part of a much larger pattern global exploration and trade, involving sugar, spices, and slaves.

Timeline and Map

Create a timeline and a map of the European voyages of discovery from 1586 to 1622.

The Old World and the New World

Go to the site The European Voyages of Exploration: Geography & Cartography
(http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/eurvoya/geocart.html)
a tutorial developed by the Department of History at the University of Calgary, in order to learn about the importance of maps for understanding the encounter between the old world and the new world.


Resources:

New World Maps from Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries
http://www.libs.uga.edu/darchive/hargrett/maps/neworld.html


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