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The student will analyze the impact of the age of discovery and expansion into the Americas, Africa, and Asia.


a. Explain the roles of explorers and conquistadors; include Zheng He, Vasco da Gama, Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, James Cook, and Samuel de Champlain.


b. Define the Columbian Exchange and its global economic and cultural impact.


c. Explain the role of improved technology in European exploration; include the astrolabe.

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