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Ch 6: Virginia SOL - World History & Geography 1500-Present: Explorers & Conquistadors

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Go over some important facts about explorers and conquistadors with the video lessons in this chapter. All information included here may be needed for the Virginia SOL Exam on World History & Geography 1500-Present.

Virginia SOL World History & Geography 1500-Present: Explorers & Conquistadors- Chapter Summary

You can use the lessons found in this chapter to bolster your understanding of the subject of explorers and conquistadors. If you are planning on taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Exam on World History & Geography (1500-Present), these lessons will serve as valuable study guides. Among the chapter's lessons, you'll find clear and informative overviews of:

  • The Encomienda system
  • Voyages of Jacques Cartier
  • Sir Walter Raleigh
  • The voyages and accomplishments of John Cabot
  • New Spain
  • Sir Francis Drake

Once you've finished going over the lessons, make sure that you test your understanding of the subject by looking over the chapter's practice quizzes. This will most certainly improve your chances of doing well on the Virginia SOL Exam itself.

6 Lessons in Chapter 6: Virginia SOL - World History & Geography 1500-Present: Explorers & Conquistadors
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Conquistadors and Encomienda System: Definition & Savaging of the New World

1. 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.

Jacques Cartier, Explorer: Voyages, Facts & Route

2. Jacques Cartier, Explorer: Voyages, Facts & Route

Jacques Cartier was a French explorer and navigator. Learn more about his life and the three major voyages that he made to North America while trying to find wealth and a direct passage to Asia.

John Cabot, Explorer: Voyage, Facts & Accomplishments

3. John Cabot, Explorer: Voyage, Facts & Accomplishments

Meet John Cabot, one of the earliest explorers of the New World. Discover how Cabot and his son explored the Canadian coastline for the British in search of the Northwest Passage, a water route to Asia.

New Spain: Spanish Explorers and Spanish Colonies

4. New Spain: Spanish Explorers and Spanish Colonies

Who are the most well-known explorers and conquistadors of the New World? In this lesson, we'll look at some of the most infamous explorers. We'll discover the difference between explorers and conquistadors, and then learn about the encomienda system.

Sir Francis Drake, Explorer: Route, Timeline & Voyage

5. Sir Francis Drake, Explorer: Route, Timeline & Voyage

In this lesson we explore the sixteenth-century English privateer and knight, Sir Francis Drake, the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and the scourge of Spanish North America.

Sea Dog Sir Walter Raleigh, Explorer: Facts, Route & History

6. Sea Dog Sir Walter Raleigh, Explorer: Facts, Route & History

Sir Walter Raleigh was a famous sea dog, favorite to the English Queen Elizabeth I, and explorer during the Age of Exploration. Learn about sea dogs, Raleigh's important expeditions to the New World, Raleigh's life, and how he brought changes to both England and the Americas.

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