003 - Case Study of

an Explorer

Conceptual Question

Did exploration by the Europeans cause disparities in wealth and development?

Activity One - Name that Explorer

We have discussed the concept of exploration and the impact that it has generally had for the country of origin and the country of destination but who went out to find these new 'worlds'.

1. Name the explorers in the pictures below.

2. Write down what the explorers in the pictures are famous for.

Taken From: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8d/Vasco_da_Gama_-_1838.png

Image One

Taken From: Britannica

Image Two

Taken From: http://www.history.com/s3static/video-thumbnails/AETN-History_VMS/931/63/History_Ask_History_Did_Columbus_Really_Discover_America_SF_still_624x352.jpg

Image Three

Taken From: http://cp91279.biography.com/BIO_Bio-Shorts_0_Ferdinand-Magellan_149622_SF_NEW_HD_768x432-16x9.jpg

Image Four

Activity Two - Essay

Your task is to write an essay on the impact that an explorer of your choice has had on the world today.


You need to consider the following points:

      1. Who is your explorer?
      2. What did he discover?
      3. What were the positive impacts of his discovery?
      4. What were the negative impacts of his discovery?
      5. Overall was his discovery a positive of negative impact on the world?

You can take each question and answer it in separate paragraphs. Remember you will need to illustrate your ideas using evidence - quotes, data etc.

Presentation Requirements

      • 750 words in length
      • Typed - size 12 font in either Ariel or New Times Roman script
      • Bibliography

How will I be Assessed?

Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding

Criterion C: Communicating

Criterion D: Thinking Critically