Ch 6: AP European History - The Age of Expansion: Tutoring Solution

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The Age of Expansion chapter of this AP European History Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about the age of expansion. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the names, dates, events and concepts involving the Age of Expansion required in a typical AP European History course.

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  • Begin your assignment or other AP European History work.
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  • Struggle with understanding the growth of the Portuguese and Spanish empires, the role of the compass in European exploration or any other age of expansion topic
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Learning Objectives

  • Take a look at Spanish and Portuguese empires.
  • Explain how navigational technology facilitated European exploration.
  • Discuss the discoveries of the great explorers of Spain and Portugal.
  • Examine the Spanish conquests of South and Central America.
  • Describe the attempts of Bartolome de las Casas to stop the destruction of the Amerindians.

6 Lessons in Chapter 6: AP European History - The Age of Expansion: Tutoring Solution
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Portuguese and Spanish Empires: Growth in the New World & Asia

1. Portuguese and Spanish Empires: Growth in the New World & Asia

This lesson will explore the motivations, foundations, and growth of the Portuguese and Spanish empires in the New World and Asia. We will also meet a few famous Portuguese and Spanish explorers.

How the Compass Helped Columbus

2. How the Compass Helped Columbus

This lesson will explore the use of the compass during Columbus' voyages to the New World. It will highlight the navigational techniques of dead reckoning and celestial navigation. It will also review the voyages of Columbus.

Great Explorers of Spain and Portugal: Aims & Discoveries

3. Great Explorers of Spain and Portugal: Aims & Discoveries

This lesson will focus on the New World explorations of Spain and Portugal. It will list explorers from both of these countries while also highlighting the motivations behind European exploration.

Conquistadores: Spanish Conquests of South & Central America

4. Conquistadores: Spanish Conquests of South & Central America

In this lesson, we will study the Spanish conquistadores who marched through the New World and helped to establish Spain's empire. We will focus especially on the conquistadores of South and Central America.

Bartolome de las Casas: Destruction of the Amerindians

5. Bartolome de las Casas: Destruction of the Amerindians

In this lesson, we will meet Bartolome de las Casas, a 16th century priest and scholar who fought for the rights and dignity of Amerindians in the Spanish colonies of the New World.

Spanish Colonies in America & Africa

6. Spanish Colonies in America & Africa

The Spanish Empire was an extremely powerful force in history. In this lesson, we'll look at their colonies in the Americas and in Africa, and compare how these situations were similar or different.

Chapter Practice Exam
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