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Europeans Set Sail. The Vikings. Leif Eriksson Son of an explorer His Father, Erik the Red, explored Iceland and Greenland When his ship was blown off course, he landed in Labrador Peninsula in Canada in 1000 A.D. Prince Henry the Navigator. Never set out on a voyage - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Europeans Set SailThe VikingsLeif Eriksson Son of an explorerHis Father, Erik the Red, explored Iceland and GreenlandWhen his ship was blown off course, he landed in Labrador Peninsula in Canada in 1000 A.D.

Prince Henry the NavigatorNever set out on a voyageHe build an observatory Founded a school for navigators in early 1400s

Reasons for explorationRiches of Asia Silk Road MonopolySpicesReligionChristians wanted to convert the people of AsiaCuriosityMarco Polos travel raised awareness of Asian culture.TechnologyThe Astrolabe- A device that enabled navigators to learn their ships location by charting the position of the starsCaravels- Using triangular sails instead of traditional sails, ships could sail into the wind more efficiently.

Around AfricaBartolomeu Dias- led an expedition around AfricaTurned around after going around the Cape of Good HopeVasco Da GamaMade it all the way to India to tradeSurprised when locals spoke Portuguese already.

Results of ExplorationThe start of the Atlantic slave tradeSale of slaves to traders devastated the African villages by promoting warfare and breaking up families. Popularity of exploration led to a boom in European expeditions.

HomeworkRead Chapter 2 Section Two- pp 42-45 and finish the worksheet.Due Monday the 24th