Ferdinand Magellan was born in Portugal, circa 1480. As a boy, he studied mapmaking and navigation. By his mid-20s, he was sailing in large fleets and was engaged in combat. In 1519, with the support of Holy Roman Emperor Charles … Continue reading Ferdinand Magellan
So from what we seem to know about Columbus already, he was an Italian who refused to listen to 2,000 years of logic and managed to inaccurately calculate the distance it would take him to get to Asia by about … Continue reading Christopher Columbus (2 of 3)
Bartolomeu Dias was the first explorer to sail around the tip of Africa. He would be influential on fellow Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama. Dias came about 217 years after Marco Polo and expanded the explorations that were funded by the late Prince Henry … Continue reading Diaz: Voyager of Hope
He had the family, the brains, the money, the idea and the invention! He also rocked a sweet mustache! But what was it about Henry the Navigator that got the Portuguese more excited than watching Ronaldo on a soccer pitch? … Continue reading Prince Henry the Navigator
Who said you can’t mix straight hard gangster rap with political and cultural events unfolding in the 15th Century? YOU CAN! Don’t be jelly! Here is a education comin’ straight from the underground on some of the world’s explorers. Here … Continue reading Age of Exploration Rap
We know why explorers wanted to explore but we now need to know how they explored! Here we will look at the instruments and inventions used by explorers that made their journey possible. (No in flight movies!! :O) Ships New … Continue reading What made Exploration possible?
Writing a book is so easy today with all our advances in technology…I mean…Kim Kardashian has a book! Although to be fair…it’s a pop up picture book! Way back when…all manuscripts were hand written! Yeah..if you think taking notes in … Continue reading Printing Press: How the Renaissance was caused (5 of 5)