Prince Henry “The Navigator”
Ponce de Leon
Bahamas (Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti)
1492 (3 events in Spain)
22,000 years ago (in the Americas)
10,000-5,000 years ago (in the Americas)
3,000 years ago (in the Americas)
Triangular trade route
Treaty of Tordesillas
Motives/Roots of Exploration
Rise of the merchant class/urban life
1) What do the cosmogonies studied in class reveal about the worldviews of Europeans, Native Americans, and Africans? How do they foreshadow the cultural clashes that would follow in history?
2) How did Spanish colonization impact Native Americans? What were some of the motives of the European colonizers? Use evidence from the movie The Mission to support your responses.