Fifth Grade Explorers
Motivating Forces For Exploration
1. economic - gold and natural resources
2. spread of Christianity
Obstacles to Exploration
1. poor maps and navigational tools
3. lack of adequate supplies
Accomplishments of Exploration
1. improved navagational tools and ships
2. exchanged goods and ideas
3. land ownership
Areas of Conflict with American Indians
1. differences in cultures
2. claimed territories
Where were Ghana, Mali and Songhai located
in West Africa south of Sahara on the Niger River
How did the West African empires become so powerful?
They controlled trade in West Africa
When did the West African Empires of Ghana, Mali and Songhai exist?
between 300-1600 AD
For what did the West African empires trade their gold?
metal, cloth and manufactured European goods
American Indians believed that land was to be......
shared or used but not owned
What was the motivating force for European exploration?
spread of Christianity
What European country made voyages of discovery to West Africa?
What settlement did Samual de Champlain establish for France?
How did Ghana, Mali, and Songhai become powerful between 300 and 1600 AD?
They controlled West African trade
Which country brought Christianity to the New World?
With whom did the Europeans conduct trade in the New World?
Where were the empires of Ghana, Mali and Songhai located?
south of the Sahara Desert, near the Niger River
Poorly built ships was an obstacle to European exploration - True or False?
What famous explorer claimed the land of the southwest United States for Spain?
How did the American Indians help the English with their settlements?
taught them new farming techniques
Which European country conquered and enslaved American Indians in North and South America?
The Portugese traded European metal, ccloth and other goods for West Africa's......
What river valley did Robert La Salle claim for France?
Mississippi River Valley
What is the belief in cultural superiority?
believing your own culture is better than any other culture
What Englishman explored eastern Canada?
Who explored land for England and claimed land for this country?
Who explored land for Spain and claimed land for this country?
Who explored land for France and claimed land for this country?
Robert LaSalle and Samuel de Champlain
What region of North America did John Cabot explore?
What region of North America did Francisco Coronado explore?
Southwest United States
What region of North America did Robert LaSalle explore?
Mississippi River Valley
What regioin of North America did Samuel de Champlain explore?
How did John Cabot interact with the American Indians?
traded, learned farming, claimed land and settled land
How did Francisco Coronado interact with the American Indians?
conquered and enslaved, brought Christianity and brought disease
How did Robert LaSalle and Samuel de Champlain interact with the American Indians?
traded (trading posts) and spread Christianity