Social Studies - 2019-20
WHII.4b - European Expansion
The student will apply social science skills to understand the impact of the European Age of Exploration by
b) describing the geographic expansion into Africa, Asia, and the Americas;
- How did increased interconnectedness affect the world after the Encounter?
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
European powers sought to establish empires in North, South, and Central America.
European powers sought to establish economic relationships with Africa and Asia.
Expansion of the Spanish Empire into South and Central America
Expansion of the British Empire into North America
Expansion of the Portuguese Empire into South America
Expansion of the French Empire into North America
Expansion of trade between Europe and Africa (gold, slaves, and other resources)
European trading posts along the coast
Colonization by small groups of merchants (India, the Indies, China)
Establishment of trading companies (Portuguese, Dutch, British)
Gold, Glory, God
Vasco Da Gama
Old WorldWest Africa