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posted Feb 8, 2013, 7:07 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Feb 11, 2013, 5:29 AM ]
Day 10--

Today we'll start with your unit test. Get ready with all your own assignments, so you have easy access to all the information you'll need. Use your own assignments, but not other students, the textbook, or the Web, to help you as you take the test.

After you finish the test, turn your attention to the written assessment, due Monday, Feb 11

Use a well-organized, essay format with citations to answer this question: 

How did government decisions and actions have an impact on the Age of Exploration?

Use the resources below to help you organize your information, plan your essay, and get started. 

Scoring Rubric: How your assessment will be scored.

Assessment Outline: One way to get started, suggesting the important things to include, and where to put them. 

To earn full credit, you need to cite all information from outside sources, and to use at least 3 resources in addition to the textbook
Here are the sources we've used in class duirng this unit --
 Textbook Spielvogel, Jackson J. World History.... well, you know the rest!
 Inca Video Diamond, Jared. Guns, Germs and Steel. National Geographic Video. 2005.
 Explorers' website "Exploration Through the Ages." The Mariners Museum. 2011. Web. November 16, 2011.
 Slave Trade website PBS Online. "The African Slave Trade and the Middle Passage." Africans in America. 1999. Web. February 5, 2013. 

And here are a few more that you might find useful (Click on the word Web to go to them):

“Age of Exploration and Isolation, 1400-1800.” McClane High School. Web. November 21, 2011.

Alchin, L.K. "Marco Polo." The Middle Ages Website. July 16, 2006. Web. November 15, 2011.

Butler, Chris.  “Early Voyages of Exploration.” Flow of History. 2007. Web.  November 21, 2011.

Caldwell, Jean, James Clark and Walter Herscher. "Why Didn't China Discover the New World?" World History: Focus on Economics. 1998. Web. November 21, 2011. 

Carr, Karen. "Cinnamon." Kidipede - History for Kids. 2011. Web. November 15, 2011.

Engels, Andre. “Exploration is a Risky Business.” Discoverers Web.  Web.  November 21, 2011.

Gilbert, Bill. “Exploration and Discovery: Beginnings of the Expansion of Europe.” CARRIE. Web.  November 21, 2011.

Kreis, Steven.  “Lecture 2: The Age of Discovery.” The History Guide: Lectures on Early Modern European History. 2002. Web.  November 21, 2011.

Rayment, W.J. “The Age of Exploration.” In-depth Info.com. 2011. Web.  November 21, 2011.

Rosenberg, Matt. "Marco Polo Video." About.com. 2011. Web. November 15, 2011.

Silk Road Project, The. "Silk Road Maps." The Silk Road Project. 2011. Web. November 23, 2011.

Warrior Tours. "The Silk Road: Map, Route." Warrior Tours. 2011. Web. November 15, 2011.