Mr. Christopher Patten

Lesson #1: Interconnected World

How interconnected was the world before the Age of Exploration?

Interconnected World (Slides)

Before the Age of Exploration (Docs)

Could They Have Traded (Docs)

explore Geography


To connect with one another

Unit 9.9: Interactions and Disruptions

Lesson #10: Review

European colonization in the Americas and trade interactions with Africa led to instability, decline, and near destruction of once-stable political and cultural systems.

Closer: Interaction & Disruptions (Docs)

​​Review Sheet~Unit 9.9:  Interactions and Disruptions (Docs)

Lesson #4: Effects of Exploration 

How did European exploration impact trade networks and power dynamics in the Eastern Hemisphere?

Effects of Exploration (Slides)

The Portuguese Exploration (Docs)

The British Exploration (Docs)

The Dutch Exploration (Docs)

Impact of Exploration Organizer (Docs)

Lesson #2: Motivates of Exploration

What motivated European exploration in the 15th and 16th centuries?

Motivates of Exploration (Slides)

Causes to Explore Sources (Docs)

Images of Exploration (Docs)

Exploration Graphic Organizer (Docs)

Hernán Cortés

Lessons & Resources

Lesson #7: Columbian Exchange

What was the impact of the Columbian Exchange on the Old World and New World?

Columbian Exchange (Slides)

Impact of Exchange Sources (Docs)

Lesson #5: Christopher Columbus

What impact did Christopher Columbus have on global history?

Christopher Columbus (Slides)

Impact of Columbus on History (Docs)

Lesson #3: Innovations  

How did technological innovation impact the Age of Exploration?

Innovations of Exploration (Slides)

Technological Innovations (Docs)

Lesson #6: Spanish New World

How did the geographic and historical context of the Spanish, Aztecs, and Inca affect interactions between the American civilizations and the Spanish?

Spanish New World (Slides)

​Conquest of Aztecs & Incas (Docs)

Guns, Gems, & Steel (Docs)


 native or original inhabitant.


A period from 1400 to 1600 in which Europeans traveled the rest of the world in search of goods, raw materials, land, and trade partners.

Hernán Cortés and his counsellor, the Indian woman La Malinche meet Moctezuma II in Tenochtitlan, 8 November 1519. 

Lesson #8: Middle Passage

How did people experience the Middle Passage? 

Middle Passage (Slides)

Slave Trade Sources (Docs)

Lesson #9: Impact of Colonization

How was power gained, consolidated, maintained, and distributed in the Spanish colonies? 

Impact of Colonization (Slides)

Gain, Consolidate, & Maintain (Docs)

Colonization Graphic Organizer (Docs)