Type
Crossword
Description

strict economic control of colonies by parent country mercantilism
person who starts his own buisness entreprenuer
instrument used to find latitude astrolabe
tribe conquered by pizarro inca
small fast sailing ship caravel
supposed water route from Europe to Asia through North America northwest passage
Portuguese prince who started school to encourage exploration Henry the navigator
Magellan was the first to do this to the world circumnavigate
treaty that divided world between Portugal and spain treaty of tordesillas
exchange of people, goods, and ideas between the eastern and western hemisphere Colombia exchange
first country to begin exploration in the 15th century spain
sail that helps to sail against the wind lateen sail
Portuguese captain who sails around the southern tip of africa dias
tribe conquered by cortes aztec
first to sail around Africa to India da gama
Englishman who finds newfoundland cabot
famous explorer that found a lot of the silk road marco polo
northern Europe Scandinavia
navigation device which replaced the astrolabe and the cross staff because it could be used on land and sea sextant
disease caused by lack of vitamin c scurvy

Age Of Exploration Crossword Puzzle:

Type
Crossword
Description

In 1592______ sailed the ocean blue. Columbus
Conquered the Inca civilization. Francisco Pizaro
Discovered New York State, Canada and Hudson Bay Henry Hudson
Fierce sailors who raided towns in their free time Vikings
A navigation device which replaced the Astrolabe and the Cross-staff because it could be used on land and sea. Sextant
A faster and more efficient cargo ship invented for better sea tavel. Caravel
Famous Portuguese leader who created a school for navigational sailing. Prince Henry
A system used for mass-producing books and maps. Printing Press
Long stories passed down verbally generation to generation. Saga
Northern part of Europe which includes Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Scandinavia
Eric The Red's son, viking explorer who discovered Greenland Lief Ericson
A very long and sleek ship used by the vikings. Longship
The Incan emperor that Francisco Pizaro captured and murdered. Atahlupa
Famous conquistador who conquered the Aztecs of Mexico. Hernando Cortes
Number of natives Christopher Columbus took back to Spain to serve as slaves. 500 natives
Columbus's sons name. Ferdinand
Name of the biggest main ship Columbus sailed with on his most famous voyage. Santa Maria
Name the other two ships in the same voyage in number 17. Nina and Pinta
A term used by the vikings to describe the savage natives. Skraelings
What the vikings were called/what they called themselves. Norsemen
A famous explorer who has a game named after him and found a lot of the Silk Road Marco Polo
An enormous trading route from East Asia to Europe. Silk Road

age of exploration Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the quality of being individual; served as a motivating factor for explorers to seek fame and glory by conquering far away lands individualism
Italian navigator who discovered the New World in the service of Spain while looking for a route to Asia Christopher Columbus
Spanish explorer and conquistador who led the conquest of Aztec Mexico in 1519-1521 for Spain. Hernan Cortes
Set the Line of Demarcation which was a boundary established in 1493 to define Spanish and Portuguese possessions in the Americas. Treaty of Tordesillas
Known as the Henry the Navigator, gathered experts in science, mapmaking, and shipbuilding whose work led to a fleet of ships that explored the coast of west Africa Prince Henry
to sail around the world Circumnavigate
an adventurer Conquistador
Was a war fought by French and English on American soil over control of the Ohio River Valley French & Indian War
The exchange of plants, animals, diseases, and technologies between the Americas Columbian Exchange
a government tax on imports or exports Tariff
Portuguese-born navigator. Hired by Spain to sail to the Indies in 1519. Ferdinand Magellan
A Portuguese sailor who was the first European to sail around southern Africa to the Indian Ocean in the late 15th century Vasco De Gama
Conquered and divided the Inca empire, and was honored by the Spanish king before the Inca killed him. Franicisco Pizarro
war between the French and their Indian allies and the English that proved the English to be the more dominant force Seven Years war
Treaty signed in 1783 that officially ended the American Revolution. Treaty of Paris
A spanish explorer from central america that inspired the idea of the Panama Canal Vasco de Balboa
a group of people with the same ethnic values controlled by a foreign country Colonies
a navigational instrument used by explorers during the Age of Exploration to find the altitude of stars Astrolabe
a small, fast, type of sailing ship that sat high in the water and that was used by most Spanish and Portuguese explorers in the 15th and 16th century Caravel
to look over and study an area explore

Exploration & Colonization crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

an instrument formerly used to make astronomical measurements. Astrolabe
a small, fast Spanish or Portuguese sailing ship of the 15th–17th centuries. Caravel
a disease caused by a deficiency of vitamin C. Scurvy
a person who draws or produces maps. Cartographers
was a Portuguese explorer and the first European to reach India by sea. Vasco de Gama
a chronic skin disease that is endemic in tropical America. Pinta
one of the three Spanish ships used by Italian explorer Christopher Columbus in his first voyage to the West Indies in 1492 Nina
Being Columbus' largest ship Santa Maria
was a Breton explorer who claimed what is now Canada for France. Jacques Cartier
was a Venetian navigator and explorer whose 1497 discovery of the coast of North America under the commission of Henry VII of England was the first European exploration of the mainland John Cabot
a nobleman of the Portuguese royal household, was a Portuguese explorer. Bartholomew Dias
an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer. Christopher Columbus
a Portuguese explorer who organised the Spanish expedition to the East Indies from 1519 to 1522. Ferdinand Magellan
an English sea explorer and navigator during the early 17th century, best known for his explorations of present-day Canada and parts of the northeastern United States. Hendry Hudson
A line between Spanish and Portuguese territory was first defined by Pope Alexander VI (1493) and was later revised by the Treaty of Tordesillas (1494). Line of Demarcation
was a Spanish explorer, governor, and conquistador. Vasco Nunez de Balboa
was an important figure in 15th-century Portuguese politics and in the early days of the Portuguese Empire. Henry the Navigator
a rocky headland on the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. Cape of good hope

The Age Of Exploration Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Columbus set out on his voyage this year 1492
Columbus had two of these Notebooks
He was the king of Spain and sponsored Columbus Ferdinand
It was a diesease that is caused by a lack of vitamin c Scurvy
How many ships did Columbus have Three
A group of nations ruled by over by one country Empire
A country or region that is ruled by another country Colony
An instrument which gives direction Compass
A ship that is clinker built and has lateen sails Caravel
Early navigational maps of the sea Portolan charts
Distance from the equator Latitude
Native empire in Peru conquered by Pizarro Inca
Native empire in Mexico conquered by Cortes Aztec
Triangular sails that allowed ships to sail against the wind Lateen sails
Way of calculating the speed of a ship by counting knots Log and line
Agreement that divided the new world between Spain and Portugal Treaty of tordesillas
Ships that were built with overlapping planks of wood Clinker built
Instrument which gives latitude by looking at the position of the North Star in the sky Quadrant
Instrument which gives latitude by looking at the position of the in the sky Astrolabe
He sailed around the globe and proved that it was round Magellan

Exploration And Colonization Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

way of thought with prime importance on humans not divine matters Humanism
a imagined place thats perfect Utopia
male head of a family or tribe Patriarch
setting up a colony away from origin/home country Colonization
the difference of the values of exports and inports for a country; a favorable balance is when there is more value in the exports than the imports. Balence of Trade
the action of traveling in or through an unfamiliar area in order to learn about it Exploration
a treaty signed in 1494 by Spain and Portugal, which split the Western lands down a line of demarcation from north to south, giving Spain the all territory west of the line, and Portugal all land east of the line Treaty of Tordesillas
Helped to usher in the intense period of European naval exploration that dominated the world during the 15th-17th centuries Prince Henry the Navigator
His exploration led to the discovery of the Americas by European and resulted in future European colonization in the Americas Christopher Columbus
Marks the beginning of European colonization in the Americas and sets the stage for European dominance of the Native populations Columbian Exchange
A system of slavery used by the Spanish conquistadors on their American plantations Encomienda System
A buisness formed by a group of investors who pooled their money to invest together Joint- Stock Company
Had their passage to America paid by someone else and in return they signed a contract agreeing to pay off their debt by working for this person. Indentured Servant
Came to America to establish their own colony to escape religious persicution in England Puritans
The first law in America for freedom of worship for all Christians Act for Religious Toleration
Were motivated by the 3 G's (God, Gold, Glory); Conquered many great Native American Civilizations and brought much much of the Americas under Spanish control in the 15th century Conquistadors
Defeted the Aztecs who were ruled by Montezuma, and conquered Mexico; Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortes
Recieved Hernando Cortes and his men as gods and allowed them to conquer his kingdom; Aztec Emperor Montezuma
A child of mix race born from a Spainard and an American Indian Mestizo
First permanent English settlement in America Jamestown

Age of exploration Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

An illness sailors get from lack of vitamin C scurvy
People who believed in other religions heathens
A new model of a ship Caravel
Triangular shaped sails Lateen sails
overlapping planks of wood clinker built
How you keep direction at sea Navigation
Distance from the equator latitude
Early navigational maps of the sea Portolan charts
Europes excellence in map making sagres
First european sailor to reach the bottom of africa Bartolomeu Dias
The agreement spain and portugal reached Treaty of Tordesillas
Italian sailor who discovered america Christopher Columbus
Columbus believed the earth was Round
The ship Columbus captained on his voyage Santa Maria
Columbus kept two of these log books
means sail all around the globe circumnavigate
Aztec capital city tenochititlan
An instrument used to work out a ships latitude Astrolabes
an object that contained a small magnetic needle Compass
how sailors worked out speed and distance travelled Log Line and Knots

The Age of Exploration Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Spanish conqueror of Mexico Hernan Cortes
took the lead in European exploration Portugal
went around the cape and cut across the Indian ocean to the coast of India Vasco de Gama
a thriving spice trade port melaka
believed he could reach Asia by sailing west instead of east around Africa Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus explored these coastlines cuba
persuaded the king of Spain to finance his voyage to Asia through the western hemisphere Ferdinand Magellan
explored the New England coastline of the Americas for England John Cabot
his letters described the land he saw led to the use of the name America Amerigo Vespucci
individuals with firearms, organizational skills, and determination that led to success conquistadors
Aztec monarch montezuma
landed on the pacific coast of south America with 180 men Francisco Pizarro
the right of landowners to use native Americans as laborers encomienda
the exchange of plants and animals between Europe and Asia columbian exchange
a settlement of people living in a new territory, linked to a parent country colony
a set of principles that dominated society mercantilism
the difference in value between what a nation imports and what it exports balance of trade
payments subsides
large agricultural estates plantations
connected Europe, Asia, and Africa triangular trade
the middle portion of the triangular trade route middle passage
"so great is the corruption that our country is being completely depopulated" king afonso
pulled into the slave trade benin
in the 1500's Portugal came to dominate this land Brazil
Spanish and Portuguese officials who had been born in Europe peninsulares
descendants of Europeans born in Latin America creoles
offspring of Europeans and Native Americans mestizos
offspring of Africans and Europeans mulattoes

Age of Exploration Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Amerigo Vespucci
Astrolabe
Aztec Empire
Bartolomeu Dias
Caravel
Colony
Columbian Exchange
Columbus
Compass
Conquistador
Coronado
DaGama
Francisco Pizarro
Gold, Glory, God
Henry Hudson
Henry the Navigator
Hernando Cortes
Incan Empire
Jamestown
Line of Demarcation
Magellan
Middle Passage
Pilgrims
Slave Trade
Small Pox
Spanish Armada
Treaty of Tordesillas
Triangular Trade
Vasco Nunez de Balboa

Famous Explorers Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Who sailed the ocean in 1492 Christopher Columbus
Who was the first European to reach India by sea Vasco de Gama
1497, he discover parts of North America John Cabot
Made the first Europeans contact with the Eastern Coast of Australia James Cook
He conquered Mexico Hernando Cortes
Mapped much of the Southern half of the modern United States Hernando De Soto
Conquered Peru Francisco pizarro
English sea explorer and navigator in the early 17th century Jacque Cartier
Organized the Castilian expedition to the East Indies Ferdinand Magellan
Best known for crossing the isthmus of Panama to the Pacific Ocean in 1513 Vasco Balboa
First demanstrates that Brazil and the West IndIves did not represent Asias eastern outskirts as initially conjectured from Columbian voyages America Vespucius
Sailed around the southernNmost tip of Africa in 1488, reaching the Indian Ocean from the Atlantic Bartolomeu Dias
Found the city of Santa Fe and New Mexico in 1610 Pedro Peralta
Explored the Great Lakes region of the United States, Canad, the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico Sierra do Salle
Claimed the Moreast coast of South America for Portugal Pedro Alvares Cabral
Founded New France and Quebec City on July 3, 1608 Samuel Champlain
First governed of Puerto Rico by appointment of the Spanish crown Juan Ponce Leon
Italian explorer of North America in service of King Francis I of France Giovanni Verrazzano
First resident Bishop of Chiapas Bartolome Casas

Exploration and Colonization Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Traveled to Asia Marco Polo
Made traveling by land difficult Ottoman Empire
helped figure out which way to travel Compass
measures longitude and latitude Maps
a boat with a rounded bottom Caravel
sailed China around 1405 Zheng he
taught sailors how to explore prince Henry
sailed Portugal around 1487 Bartholomew Dias
sailed Spain and seen the new world Christopher Columbus
first European to reach India by sea Vasco de Gama
sailed England around 1497 John Cabot
America was named after him Amerigo
sailed Spain around 1513 Vasco Nunez de balboa
searched for the fountain of youth Ponce de Leon
compass- helped figure out which way to travel maps- the gridded map that measures longitude and latitude caravel- a boat with a rounded bottom Christopher Columbus- Saild Spain and explored the new world Ponce de Leon- searched for the fountain of youth John Cabot- sailed England around 1497 Zheng He- sailed China around 1405 Prince Henry the navigator- taught sailors about exploring Bartholomew Dias- sailed Portugal around 1487 Vasco da Gama- first European to reach idea by sea Amerigo Vespucci- America was named after him Vasco Nunez de Balboa- sailed Spain arountraveled to Asia Astrolabe astronomical computer for solving problems relating to time and the position of the Sun and stars in the sky. Astrolabe
the three g's God, gold, and glory