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Age of Exploration Teaching Resources






The impetus for much exploration was the search for alternative trade routes to the spice producing countries of Asia. Resource: The Age of Explorations Cloze.

During the Age of Exploration, Europeans developed many new types of ocean going vessels such as caravels and galleons. In this reading comprehension activity, students read a description of a galleon and label the picture of a galleon. Resources: Labeling a Spanish Galleon Reading Comprehension.




Driven by the desire to find trade routes to the Orient to break the Italian/Arab monopolies on spice, European explorers began mapping the globe. Resource: Famous Explorers Crossword.

Review the names of explorers with this worksheet. Resource: Famous Explorers Word Search.