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The journey(s) of AT LEAST ONE world navigator, explorer or trader up to the late eighteenth century, including their contacts with other societies and any impacts

Elaborations

  • identifying key individuals and groups who established contacts with Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania during the European age of discovery (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding)
  • investigating what motivated countries to explore and colonise (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding)
  • examining the journey of one or more explorers (for example, Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Ferdinand Magellan), using navigation maps to reconstruct their journeys (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • examining the impact of European exploration or colonisation on ONE society (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Intercultural Understanding)
  • investigating networks of exchange and what was exchanged between different groups of people (for example, ideas, spices, food, slaves) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding)
  • recognising that people from many continents have explored parts of the world (for example, Zheng He, Ibn Battuta) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding)

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