AIM : Why did European interest in India spark the Age of Exploration?
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AIM: Why did European interest in India spark the Age of Exploration?Do Now: What were some of the reasons for European exploration?HW: Write a journal entry as if you were an explorer on Vasco da Gamas voyage to India.
What were the reasons for European sea exploration?New & Improved TechnologyCompassCaravelSextantAstrolabe
The Ottoman Empire seized control of Constantinople in 1453. This hurt Europe because they conducted a lot of trading with Asia, particularly for spices. With the trade routes through Constantinople now cut off, Europe needed to find another way to reach the East.No spice for you!!
Henry the Navigator Portuguese explorer.opened a school for navigation in 1419.Started exploration going south along the coast of Africa.
Bartolomeo DiasPortuguese explorer.Sailed to the southern tip of Africa, which became known as the Cape of Good Hope (1487)
Vasco da GamaPortuguese explorerSailed the first all-water route from Europe to Asia (1498)