History / Levels 3 and 4 / Historical Knowledge / First contacts
The journey(s) of a significant world navigator, explorer or trader up to the late eighteenth century, including their contacts with and effects on other societies.
Identifying key individuals and groups who established contacts with Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania during the age of discovery and exploring their impact on society, including examining the journey(s) these explorers made using internet mapping tools, for example, Christopher Columbus, Vasco de Gama and Ferdinand Magellan.
Using navigation maps to reconstruct the journey of one or more explorers.
Investigating networks of exchange between different groups of people.
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