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Wallach - explorers

vocabulary words and definitions to study for exploration unit

exploration traveling or searching to discover new things
navigation science used by sailors to plot their course and determine their location
saga long, spoken language tale repeated from one generation to the next
Silk Road major land trade route between China and Europe
expedition journey for a special purpose
Northwest Passage water route that was explorers hoped would connect the Atlantic and the Pacific through North America
compass invention that aided navigation by showing which direction was north
merchant person who buys or trades goods and then sells them
Scandinavia region of northern Europe, includes the countires of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark
Caribbean region in the west atlantic that borders the coast of South and Central America
Columbian Exchange movement of people, goods, diseases, and cultures between the Eastern Hemisphere and the Western Hemisphere following the voyages of Columbus
Emperor ruler of an empire