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A fabulous unit of study on The Age of Discovery, European explorers, and Christopher Columbus is here for you. In these eight lessons, pupils study the affects these explorations had on other cultures. Hands-on activities include using navigational tools, enhancing mapmaking skills, and simulations regarding first contact. This outstanding series of lessons contain video links, resource links, worksheets, and a phenomenal teacher-created test to be given at the end.
What was it that made Europe so keen to explore during the 1400s and 1500s? Watch this presentation to find out about several key causes for exploration. Maritime technology, spices, the Crusades, and the spread of religion are some of the reasons that people like Christopher Columbus set out to sea.
Are you teaching a unit on the Mongols and their conquest for power throughout Eurasia? Use this slideshow to note major events, key players, and effects of Mongol rule from 1200-1500 AD. Topics covered include nomadism, Mongol religion, Mongol conquests, Anatolia, Yuan Empire, Ming Empire, Yi, Mongols in Japan, and the emergence of Vietnam. This is a very complete resource.