Determine the causes and effects of European exploration.
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Chronologically organize major explorers and determine the reasons for their journeys (e.g., Marco Polo, Amerigo Vespucci, Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, Hernando Cortes, Balboa, Ponce de Leon, Sir Walter Raleigh, etc.).
Investigate the motives for exploration by the various European nations (e.g., England, Spain, France, Portugal, etc.).
Determine the information the explorers gained from their journeys.
Explain the impact of the explorers’ travels on Native Americans and the world.