Ch 20: Exploration of the New World

About This Chapter

Use the teacher resources provided in this chapter to craft great curriculum and help you students understand the exploration of the New World. You can utilize the short video lessons, multiple-choice quizzes and printable transcripts we've included here any time.

Exploration of the New World - Chapter Summary

Our expert instructors present information you can use to teach your students about the exploration of the New World in this chapter. In a series of video lessons that work well when used in the classroom, you'll find topics including the Columbian Exchange, piracy and seaborne commerce and why the Europeans sailed to the Americas. Use the video tabs feature to skip to a specific section of the video you'd like to show in class, or play the entire video for your students. These videos allow you to engage your students and bring technology into your classroom.

How It Helps

  • Includes assessments: After showing your students these videos about the exploration of the New World, administer the quizzes provided with each of the lessons to see how well your students understand.
  • Simplifies planning: Instead of writing and researching your own curriculum, use this chapter to help your students understand why Europeans sailed to the Americas.
  • Boosts confidence: It will give you assurance when using these materials in your classes knowing that all of our learning materials are written by professionals who understand the needs of teachers.

Skills Covered

Use this chapter to teach your students how to:

  • Detail the explorers and timeline of the Age of Discovery
  • Explain why the Europeans sailed to the New World
  • Discuss piracy, seaborne commerce and mapping the world
  • Outline the Columbian Exchange

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