Unit 2: How Trade and Travel Changed the World
Lesson H: Exploration and Contact in the Atlantic
Activity 1: Atlantic Exploration
European exploration across the Atlantic Ocean was caused by economic, social, and political factors. The resulting age of exploration and discovery brought the Americas into the global trade system and caused changes that mark the beginning of the Early Modern World.
Presentation Activity - Atlantic Exploration
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Now that you have learned about the origins of European exploration into the Atlantic Ocean, move on to the next activity. Here you will analyze the reasons for Spanish and Portuguese colonization of the Americas.