Agenda: Wednesday and Thursday, December 9th and 10th, 2009

Quote of the Day: "These people are very unskilled in arms... with 50 men they could all be subjected and made to do all that one wished." -- Christopher Columbus

Learning Targets:

- The explorations of the fifteenth century led to expanded European power and a sharp increase
in trade. Colonization, a dramatic growth in the slave trade, and the spread of Christianity were
among the consequences of European expansion.
· The European conquest was primarily a biological one. Explorers and colonists brought a wide
range of deadly communicable diseases directly from crowded European cities.
· Slavery, which had been practiced in Africa since ancient times, saw a dramatic rise in the
sixteenth century. Many of the slaves were sent to Brazil and the Caribbean to work on
sugarcane plantations.

1 - Quiz.  For bonus analyze the quote on the board.  You will have 15 minutes for the quiz.  It is timed.  There are only 10 choices.  (Correct the quiz and discuss the quote)
2 - Video - Chapter 13 "European Explorers - Magellan"
3 - Notes Chapter 13 "Exploration" - Reasons for European Expansion, Growth of Triangular Trade, the horrors of Slave Trade and the Middle Passage.
4 - Review for test Friday.


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