003 - Case Study of an Explorer

Conceptual Question

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

Activity One - Name that Explorer

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

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?

How will I be Assessed?

Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding

Criterion C: Communicating

Criterion D: Thinking Critically