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Students will learn:
- Reasons why Europeans traveled to the New World
- Well-known mapmakers during the Age of Exploration
- Spanish and Portuguese explorers
- The conquistadors' encomienda system
- The failed colonization attempts of France and England
- The areas that New France and New Netherland covered
- Issues the English faced in Jamestown
- The place where the Mayflower initially landed
- The history of the colony of Roanoke
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1. The Old World and New World: Why Europeans Sailed to the Americas
This lesson will focus on the Age of Exploration. It will explain the main reasons why Europeans explored the New World. It will highlight their spirit of adventure, the religious desire to see natives converted, and the chance to acquire wealth.
2. Mapping the World, Seaborne Commerce & Piracy
This lesson will focus on the improvement of maps, the growth of seaborne commerce, and the piracy that occurred during the Age of Exploration. It will also highlight the famous Sea Dogs of England.
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.
4. Conquistadors and Encomienda System: Definition & Savaging of the New World
This lesson will discuss the conquistadors of the New World. It will highlight Hernan Cortes and Francisco Pizarro. It will also explain the encomienda system and its impact on the native populations.
5. North American Exploration & Failed Colonies of France & England
Between 1497 and 1607, the rulers and leading citizens of European nations fought to establish their own empires in North America, as Spain had been doing for 100 years in South America. Learn about influential explorers and their failed attempts to establish their own New World colonies.
6. New France, New Netherlands & New Sweden: North American Settlements
Spain and England weren't the only European nations trying to establish colonies in the New World. The French had a foothold for more than a century, and the Dutch and Swedish fought for their own places in America.
7. The Settlement of Jamestown Colony
In 1607, the London Company settled the colony of Jamestown. The settlers overcame many odds to become the first permanent, English settlement in North America. In this lesson, learn about the failures and successes of Jamestown before it was taken over by the Crown.
8. The Mayflower and the Plymouth Rock Settlement
Find out how much you know about the Pilgrims and their voyage. In this lesson, you'll learn about the misplaced Plymouth Colony, its escaped indentured servants, and the Wampanoag Indians who saved their lives.
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Other chapters within the TCI History Alive The United States Through Industrialism: Online Textbook Help course
- History Alive Chapter 1: The First Americans
- History Alive Chapter 3: The English Colonies in North America
- History Alive Chapter 4: Life in the Colonies
- History Alive Chapter 5: Toward Independence
- History Alive Chapter 6: The Declaration of Independence
- History Alive Chapter 7: The American Revolution
- History Alive Chapter 8: Creating the Constitution
- History Alive Chapter 9: The Constitution - A More Perfect Union
- History Alive Chapter 10: The Bill of Rights
- History Alive Chapter 11: Political Developments in the Early Republic
- History Alive Chapter 12: Foreign Affairs in the Young Nation
- History Alive Chapter 13: A Growing Sense of Nationhood
- History Alive Chapter 14: Andrew Jackson & the Growth of American Democracy
- History Alive Chapter 15: Manifest Destiny & the Growing Nation
- History Alive Chapter 16: Life in the West
- History Alive Chapter 17: Mexicano Contributions to the Southwest
- History Alive Chapter 18: An Era of Reform
- History Alive Chapter 19: The Worlds of North & South
- History Alive Chapter 20: African Americans in the Mid-1800s
- History Alive Chapter 21: A Dividing Nation
- History Alive Chapter 22: The Civil War
- History Alive Chapter 23: The Reconstruction Era
- History Alive Chapter 24: Tensions in the West
- History Alive Chapter 25: The Rise of Industry
- History Alive Chapter 26: The Great Wave of Immigration
- History Alive Chapter 27: The Progressive Era
- History Alive Chapter 28: The United States Becomes a World Power
- History Alive Chapter 29: Linking Past to Present