Agenda: Wed. & Thu. Dec. 8 and 9, 2010

Quote of the Day:  "Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise." - 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.
·         Understand the motivating factors behind why European explorers would risk so much to journey to new lands.
·         Determine and explain the difference between the two separate routes and philosophies of the Portuguese and Spanish explorers.
*   Explain the impact of the Treaty of Tordesillas on the development of the “New World.”

1.  Quiz for Chapter 7, 11, 13
2.  Chapter 13 - European Explorers, Middle Passage & Slave Trade, Mercantilism & Triangular Trade
3.  Review for Test on Friday

Possible Essay Questions... :)

        1. Describe the pattern of triangular trade that developed in the 1500s.
   2. Describe the impact of the slave trade on Benin.
3. Describe the impact of the Spanish settlers on the native population of the Americas.
4. Explain the theory of mercantilism as it applies to Europe in the seventeenth century.

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