Exploration Reveiw

by Grace Jackson

Spanish Exploration

Q- Who explored for Spain?

A- Francisco Coronado explored for Spain.


Q- Where did he explore?

A- Francisco Coronado explored in Southwest North America. (Most likely in Arizona and New Mexico)

French Exploration

Q- Who explored for France?

A- There were two French explorers, Samuel De Champlain and Robert La Salle.


Q- Where did they explore?

A- Samuel De Champlain explored in Quebec, Canada and Robert La Salle explored in The Mississippi River valley.

English exploration

Q- Who explored for England?

A- John Cabot explored for England.


Q- Where did he explore?

A- John Cabot explored in Newfoundland.


Q- Where is Newfoundland?
A- Newfoundland is in Eastern Canada.

Portuguese exploration

Q- Where did the Portuguese explore?

A- They explored in West Africa.


Q- What did they do once they got there?

A- They traded metals, fur, and other manufactured items for gold.

Motivation for exploration

Q- What were the explorers motivation for exploring the New World?

A- They motivations for exploration were:

1. Claiming territory in the New World

2. Spreading Christianity, their religion

3. finding gold in the New World

Obstacles the explorers faced

1. Poor maps and navigational tools

2. Disease and starvation

3. Fear of the unknown

4. Lack of adequate supplies

Accomplishments for exploration

Q- What are the accomplishments for exploration?

A- The accomplishments for exploration were:

1. Improved navigational tools and ships

2. Territory claimed

3. Exchanged goods and Ideas

Areas of Cooperation between the Native Americans and Europeans

1. Trading

2. The Europeans brought weapons and metal farm tools

3. Crops

Areas of Conflict between the Native Americans and Europeans

1. Difference in Language and Culture

2. Land

3. Competition for trade

4. Disease

How the story unfolded

1. The Spanish conquered and enslaved Native Americans, spread Christianity, and brought diseases.

2. The French established trading posts and spread Christianity.

3. The English claimed territory, traded with Native Americans, established settlements, and learned farming techniques.

4. The Native Americans traded with the Europeans, and believed that land was to be shared or used but not owned.

Ghana, Mali, and Songhai

Ghana, Mali, and Songhai were three African empires that controlled trade once after another. They were in control from 300 AD to 1600 AD. They were in western Africa, south of the Sahara desert, and west of the Niger river.


The Portuguese traded metals, cloth, and other manufactured items for gold in Ghana, Mali and Songhai.