The Explorers



Art this site:


1 What were the motives of the early explorers ?



2 At this site:

Choose five of the explores from this site (not Columbus) and describe their major accomplishments and their effect on both the society of their own time and up to the present.

3 Go to these sites

After reading these essays, you are to write (in your own words), using specific examples to back up your opinion, your own essay on the following question: "How should history remember Columbus?"

Why were the sugar and slave trades so closely related ? Explain.

Briefly (2-3 paragraphs) describe the "Middle Passage" What was its effect on the the New World

Choose a topic from the above site, and a source that you find on your own, and write a one page essay.