by Kathryn L. Wall, Ph.D.
In this unit, you will explore the Age of Discovery and the Scientific Revolution. You'll learn about the reasons behind European exploration in the 15th and 16th centuries and the peoples that explorers encountered in the Americas. You'll learn how contact between Europe and the Americas changed governments, economies, and ways of life around the world. You'll also learn about the revolution in science that was happening around the same time with scholars making new discoveries about the workings of the universe and finding new ways of approaching scientific questions.
In your final project, you will share your thoughts on how one voyage of discovery and one scientific thinker's research changed the world.
NOTE: The Timeline of Ancient Civilization
and Ancient Civilization Timeline Cards
are required for this unit.