Columbus, de Gama, and Zheng He! 15th Century Mariners

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Learners discover the Age of Exploration by comparing and contrasting the explorations of Zheng He, Christopher Columbus, and Vasco da Gama in this engaging history episode. The narrator discusses who may be considered the greatest mariner of the fifteenth century, as well offers the opportunity for your class members to clearly analyze the objectives and accomplishments of three noteworthy explorers.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Video is well organized by focusing on three explorers and their respective countries
  • Easy to supplement with a compare/contrast graphic organizer or writing assignment
Cons

  • None