Ch 23: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: The Age of Exploration

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Use these video lessons and quizzes to review the encomienda system, the Columbian exchange and other Age of Exploration topics you'll need to be familiar with for the OAE Integrated Social Studies exam.

OAE - Integrated Social Studies: The Age of Exploration - Chapter Summary

Prepare for your OAE Integrated Social Studies exam by re-examining the causes and consequences of European exploration in the New World. Video lessons and quizzes in this chapter cover topics including:

  • Motives for European exploration
  • Gunpowder's effect on the New World
  • Spanish and Portuguese explorers
  • Piracy, seaborne commerce and map making
  • Conquistadors and the encomienda system
  • Reforms of Las Casas
  • The Verapaz experiment and Valladolid debate
  • The Columbian exchange
  • Europe's market economy
  • Impacts of international trade

Study any or all of these topics when it's convenient for you. Our self-paced video lessons can be viewed from the comfort of your own home or anywhere you take your mobile device.

OAE - Integrated Social Studies: The Age of Exploration Objectives

The Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) are a series of standardized tests designed to measure the qualifications of applicants for a teaching license. Aspiring integrated social studies teachers will need to pass this content knowledge exam, which consists of 150 multiple-choice questions.

Lessons in our Age of Exploration chapter can help you prepare for exam questions covering the circumstances leading Europeans to the New World and the impacts of their conquests on indigenous people. These questions may appear in the historiography and world history section, which makes up around 25% of exam content.

9 Lessons in Chapter 23: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: The Age of Exploration
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The Old World and New World: Why Europeans Sailed to the Americas

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.

History of Gunpowder and its Effects on the New World

2. History of Gunpowder and its Effects on the New World

This lesson will discuss the history of gun powder and its effect on the New World. It will highlight the development of firearms, as well as the Europeans who used gunpowder to ravage the Americas.

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.

Mapping the World, Seaborne Commerce & Piracy

4. 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.

Conquistadors and Encomienda System: Definition & Savaging of the New World

5. 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.

Las Casas, Valladolid Debate & Converting the New World

6. Las Casas, Valladolid Debate & Converting the New World

This lesson will focus on Las Casas, a Spanish priest who fought for the rights of the native inhabitants of the Americas. It will also highlight the New Laws of 1542 as well as the Valladolid debates.

The Columbian Exchange

7. The Columbian Exchange

The Columbian Exchange is a term used to denote the world-changing exchange of agricultural goods, slave labor, diseases, and ideas between the Eastern and Western Hemispheres that occurred after the year 1492 CE.

The Market Economy in 17th Century Europe

8. The Market Economy in 17th Century Europe

In this lesson, we will explore the role of market economics in 17th century Europe. We will see how early capitalism impacted European society during the 17th century.

How International Trade Changed in the Age of Exploration

9. How International Trade Changed in the Age of Exploration

In this lesson, we will explore the role of international trade during the Age of Exploration. Specifically, we will learn how the discovery of the New World impacted international trade patterns.

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