Here is a great graphic organizer to accompany your study of early European explorers and the Age of Exploration. Learners note the specific contributions of such explorers as Bartholomeu Dias and Vasco de Gama, as well as consider the Age of Exploration as a whole.
- Print these out on separate sheets, and have learners use the back sides of the papers for additional notes
- Discuss the explorers' impact on Europe as a whole class, and then have them synthesize their understanding by responding to the final question on the second page
- First page concerns overall motivations and new technologies during the Age of Exploration, and second page focuses on the contributions of specific explorers