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February 12

posted Feb 12, 2013, 5:35 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Feb 19, 2013, 5:05 AM ]
Day 12--

Period 6 only (no classes for Period 1 & 3)
Yesterday you had your unit test on the Age of Exploration. 
Today you have time to work on your written assessment for the unit. 
It's due (Wednesday, Feb 13) at midnight, but we won't have class tomorrow, so finish today if you don't want homework.

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?

Links to help you write this assessment:
  • Assessment outline, to help you get organized
  • Assessment scoring rubric, to show you how it will be graded
  • Citation help, to make sure you cite your sources correctly
  • Reference help, to help you with your list of references/Works Cited
  • Organizing your paragraphs
  • Vocabulary terms you might want to use in your assessment (be sure to highlight them when you use them)
    •  Melaka (196)
    • Treaty of Tordesillas (197)
    • Conquistadors (198)
    • Encomienda (199)
    •  colony (204)
    •  mercantilism (204)
    • balance of trade (204)
    •  triangular trade (206)
    • Middle Passage (206)
    • Peninsulares (208)
    • Creoles (208)
    • Mestizos (208)
    • Mulattoes (208)
    • Mita (209)
Note: These are terms that were assigned during the unit that have some connection with government decisions and actions. If you use them, be sure to use them in ways that make those connections clear. 

To earn full credit, you need to cite all information from outside sources, and to use at least 2 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 2011. Web.  November 21, 2011.

Rosenberg, Matt. "Marco Polo Video." 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.