Unit 2: How Trade and Travel Changed the World
Lesson E: Rise of Early Europe
Activity 9: The Portuguese and Italians Open Trade
The rise of Europe was made possible by a number of political and economic factors, including the expansion of travel and trade across the waters around Europe and the world. The reasons for the creation of states and the rise of Portugal and Italian city-states as maritime powers have been debated by historians. Use the following historical investigation to analyze some of this evidence.
Historical Investigation - The Portuguese and Italians Open Trade
Directions: For this activity, open the student resource entitled Historical Investigation - The Portuguese and Italians Open Trade. Use the documents to analyze reasons for the creation of sea-based empires.
- Download the Student Resource: Historical Investigation - The Portuguese and Italians Open Trade (doc).
- Select the link to review the how to complete a Historical Investigation.
- Submit your answers to the completed historical investigation to your teacher as instructed.