This lesson contains 14 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 2 videos.
Lesson duration is: 30 min
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5. The Time of Discoverers and Reformers
Lesson 2. Discovery and Conquest (1)
The Time of
Discoverers and Reformers
Lesson 1.2: The start of the Age of Discovery
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Do you know any explorers from the 15th / 16th century?
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Vasco da Gama
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2a. Link the names of these Asian products to the correct image
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In search of spices
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The known world around 1500
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What triggered the Age of Discoveries
in the 15th century?
The Renaissance: more (Greek) knowledge of geography became available in Europe.
The Ottoman conquest of Constantinople (1453): This was an important city where the trade routes between Asia and Europe crossed. The Turks taxed the trade goods coming from the East Indies so they became very expensive in Europe.
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The Turkish taxes triggered European countries to try to find a DIFFERENT sea route to the East Indies.
Especially Portugal and Spain sent out explorers to find this route and take the spices themselves (and avoid the Turkish taxes....)