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Highlands Ranch High School - Mr. Sedivy
Take your time and try to draw a freehand map of the world. Do you think it's pretty close? Is the scale right - too big, too small? If this was the 1490s, do you think you could get others to go along exploring with you, based on your map?
The Expansion of Western Europe
Motives for Exploration
Gold, Glory, and God
Knowledge of Geography
Prince Henry the Navigator explored Africa and some of the Atlantic Islands (the Azores, the Madeiras, and the Cape Verde Islands). The Portuguese in Africa profited from the slave trade, gold, ivory, ebony, and exotic animals and birds. These profits distracted them from further exploration for awhile.
Diaz (1487 - 1488)
De Gama (1497)
Historical Periods of
| Mesopotamia & Phoenicians |
Cool Clicks & Related
The list of links will grow with student
Highlands Ranch High School 9375 South Cresthill Lane Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80126 303-471-7000
Mr. Sedivy's History Classes
| Colorado History | American Government | Modern European History | Advanced Placement European History | Rise of England | World History |
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