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

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  • 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)