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From: Learning Through History10/17/13 (vegsource dealer program)
Subject:         Looking for a unit study on the age of exploration?
Date: July 26, 2013 at 8:57 pm PST

EUROPEAN EXPLORATION UNIT STUDY



Looking for a great unit study or supplement for your history curriculum on European Exploration for students ages 9 and up? Also a great resource for parents and educators teaching younger children! This issue of Learning Through History is perfect for a unit on European Exploration!

The CD-ROM edition is fully revised and edited in 2010.

64 pages of material including:

• 17 articles with discussion and essay questions
• 2 arts & crafts projects
• 2 complete historical literature study guides (ages 9-12 and 12+)
• Book and video lists for each article
• Web links for each article

Only $6.25 plus shipping. Shipping is $2.50 via USPS first class.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

HOW CHILDREN LIVE IN ... THE AGE OF EXPLORATION
Meet Jorge da Silva and hear about his voyage on the ship of Vasco da Gama.

COLUMBIAN EXCHANGE: THE LEGACY OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
Even today, people on both sides of the Atlantic feel the impact of the legacy of explorer Christopher Columbus. Find out about the transfer of native plants, animals and diseases from one continent to another that is called the Columbian exchange.

LEIF ERIKSSON: THE FORGOTTON EXPLORER
Most North Americans know the story of Christopher Columbus and his journey to a new world. Columbus’s discovery served to launch a golden age of exploration. However, Columbus and his men were not the first Europeans to set foot on the shores of North America. Meet the man who landed first - 500 years before Columbus.

THE BROWN GOLD: HOW CHOCOLATE CONQUERED EUROPE
Hernan Cortez may have conquered the Aztecs, but chocolate would later conquer Europe's taste buds. Find out how delicious European chocolates came about as we learn about the transformation of cacao beans into a creamy, edible treat.

MAPMAKERS FOR THE STARS: CHARTING THE DISCOVERIES

Though they may not get much credit, their contributions to the Age of Exploration were critical. Discover the industrious men who created the charts and maps that made the navigation of the seas and exploration of new worlds possible.

AMERICA'S NAMESAKE: AMERIGO VESPUCCI
Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci never asked for two continents to be named after him. Historians agree he wasn't the first European to discover the new world. Find out about the events that led to the famous legacy of Vespucci.

LIFE ON BOARD A SPANISH GALLEON
Spanish galleons were warships, floating fortresses that doubled as carriers for the precious cargoes of gold, silver, jewels, and other exotic goods that the Spaniards craved. But, however suited they were to the job, they were far from pleasant to sail on. Read about life onboard a galleon in this collection of letters.

SIR WALTER RALEIGH AND MANTEO
Come with us as we watch Sir Walter Raleigh introduce a Native American who traveled with Raleigh across the sea, to a group of English colleagues at his London home.

THE SECRET OF THE CARVED LETTERS
Listen to the mystery of the Roanoke Colony as it is explained by a sailor on Governor White's ship. What happened to the settlers - after hearing the facts, can you figure out what might have happened to them?

BROTHERS OF THE COAST: CARIBBEAN PIRATES
From the late sixteenth to the early eighteenth centuries, more than two thousand pirates preyed upon unsuspecting ships sailing the oceans. They pillaged, looted, and killed, wreaking havoc on the high seas. Hear the stories of the rise and fall of three of the more famous of pirates and privateers.

THE MARYINSKY THEATER'S BALLET SCHOOL
Ballet was a very big deal in the old Russian capital city, St. Petersburg, and the most glamorous place to see it was at the gorgeous Maryinsky Theater. Read about the how the dancers were trained at its famous ballet school

HOW TO BECOME A REAL PIRATE OF THE CARIBBEAN
Ever want to plunder Spanish ports and burn enemy ships to the sea? Looking to travel the world and become knighted by the queen of England? Well now, you can, with this guide to becoming a real pirate of the Caribbean,
inspired by Sir Francis Drake.

THE BEGINNINGS OF THE AGE OF EXPLORATION
At the end of the fifteenth century, the race was on in Europe to find a new way to the riches of India, China, and the rest of Asia. This race was the beginning of what would later be called the Age of Exploration, which itself led to the colonization of the New World by Europeans. But what started the race to India, and why? To answer these questions, we look back almost two hundred years further to the thirteenth century and the influence of Marco Polo.

MENENDEZ: THE MAN WHO COLONIZED FLORIDA
Meet the European explorer who colonized Florida hundreds of years ago, when it was full of jungles, wild animals and mystery. He founded the city of St. Augustine (the oldest settlement in North America in 1565 and brought settlers over from Spain to carve out a life in this unexplored New World.

MARQUETTE AND JOLLIET: MAPPING THE MISSISSIPPI
Read about the story of two friends – one a Jesuit priest, the other a fur trader and explorer – would find, travel and map the great Mississippi River.

SWEAT OF THE SUN, TEARS OF THE MOON
The legend of El Dorado (“The Golden One”) was one of many tales of limitless treasure that came to Spain from the New World in the sixteenth century. Find out how it motivated one conquistador, Francisco Pizarro, and the consequences that legend would ultimately lead to for the Incan people of South America.

DISEASE AND THE EUROPEAN CONQUEST OF THE NEW WORLD
European explorers first arrived in the Americas at the end of the fifteenth century. They found farms, villages, and even cities heavily populated with natives we now call Amerindians. However, within one hundred years of the first contact with Europeans, Amerindian populations decreased by almost 90 percent. Discover what happened when the Amerindians met Old World explorers.

LIVING IN WILDERNESS: CABEZA DA VACA
Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca crossed nearly the entire width of North America from the west coast of Florida to the deserts of northwestern Mexico, but has been largely forgotten in the study of European explorers. Read about the long adventure of Cabeza da Vaca as he lived among the natives.

ARTS & CRAFTS

A NEW WORLD EXPLORER'S FEAST
THE SAILOR'S WORLD OF KNOTS

LITERATURE STUDY GUIDES
PEDRO'S JOURNAL (Middle School)
ELDORADO (High School)


EARLY LEARNING UNIT
Activities for European Exploration include: preparing for the voyage, setting sail and navigation techniques, keeping track of discoveries and mapping out your adventure.

Only $6.25 plus shipping. Shipping is $2.50 via USPS first class.

European Exploration can be purchased: in our online store or Call 1-888-852-1751 M-F from 9-5 EST to order or for more info. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and Paypal.

Email us at Learning Through History or Call 1-888-852-1751 M-F from 9-5 EST for questions, or more info. Visit us on the web: LearningThroughHistory.com.


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