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Unit 1, Lesson 1

When did the Age of Exploration begin? 1400's
The act of traveling to an unfamiliar area in order to learn more about it is called what? Exploration
Who was known as “The Navigator”? Prince Henry
What European country defeated the Aztecs and Incas? Spain
Name the 3 new inventions that made sailing safer. Compass, astrolabe, caravel ship
How does the compass make sailing safer? It shows direction so the sailors won’t get lost.
There were 3 major reasons WHY explorers went to the New World. Name them. Gold, Glory, and God
How does the astrolabe make sailing safer? Sailors could tell where they were by using the stars and planets; they could determine latitude.
How does the caravel ship make sailing safer? It was easier to steer the ship because of its sails
There were four European countries that explored the Americas. Name them. England, France, Spain, Portugal
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