I CAN List 3 reasons people explored Identify Henry the Navigator State what Magellan accomplished Exploration Portugal leads the way! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpCa0 OnldaA Exploration God, Glory, or Gold? Explorer Explorers are people who travel to or investigate unknown places. Why did people explore new lands? GOD Religion was very important to people, and many explorers left their own country to spread their religion to new lands. GLORY Many average people longed to have “celebrity status” so they would set out on an adventurous voyage on the open seas to see what they could find. GOLD Explorers took the risk of setting sail because the pay off could be HUGE. If an explorer found new land, he would be paid in gold and riches by the king and queen. Henry the Navigator To bring Portugal more trade and power and to spread Christianity, this prince sponsored expeditions. 1415- School for Navigation Glory, God or Gold? Vasco da Gama 1498-Sailed around the Africa to India http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=eEPcyk8G6is Christopher Columbus He set sail looking for riches to bring back to the King and Queen of Spain. God, Glory, or Gold? Ferdinand Magellan He searched for a passage to the Pacific Ocean because he wanted his crew to be the first to circumnavigate the world. God, Glory, or Gold? Ponce de Leon He searched for the “fountain of youth”, but was unsuccessful. He later established St. Augustine Florida. God, Glory, or Gold? Vasco de Balboa He sailed to the new world to claim land, gold, and other riches for his country of Spain. GOD, GLORY, or GOLD? What would you do?