European Exploration of the Americas


US History European Colonization European Exploration of the Americas
Students are introduced to the Age of Discovery. They learn about early European exploration of the Americas—which nations led the way, the regions they explored, and the motivations behind their exploration.

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Overview

In this experience, students are introduced to the Age of Discovery. They learn about early European exploration of the Americas—which nations led the way, the regions they explored, and the motivations behind their exploration.

Objective:

  • Identify reasons for European exploration of the Americas.


What drives people to explore new, unknown frontiers? From early explorers boarding ships for uncharted lands to astronauts blasting off for outer space, humans over the ages have had a drive to discover frontiers. In this experience, you will examine some of the reasons that early European explorers came to the “New World.”




Waldseemüller World Map, 1507


Objective

In this experience you will:

  • Identify reasons for European exploration of the Americas.


Who discovered America? Write the name or word that best answers that question.

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