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    explorers had done before them. Bartolomeu Dias showed courage when sailing around the Cape of Good Hope, establishing a way by sea to get to the east. Christopher Columbus showed courage…

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    dangers and establishing ports that would change the trading future of Europe. My report is about the life and expedition of Bartolomeu Diaz, one of the most important people during the Age of Exploration, and the leader of the expedition that would round the southern tip of Africa, opening up trade to India and Asia, and cutting out the middleman for trade. Bartolomeu Dias was born in 1450 to a wealthy Portuguese family. Not much is known about Bartolomeu Dias’s early life, except that he…

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    Bartolomeu Dias Who is Bartolomeu Dias? He was a Portuguese nobleman born somewhere around the year of 1450, in Algarve, Portugal. He died on May 29th in the year 1500, on his second voyage in the ocean. Bartolomeu Dias, in full it is Bartolomeu Dias de Novais, was known as the first European to sail around the southern tip of Africa in the year 1488. He’s said to have been related to Diogo Dias as well as Pero Dias ( https://www.britannica.com/biography/Bartolomeu-Dias ). However, just what…

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    Imagine being the first explorer of your people to sail successfully around a piece of land and find a new trade route, sounds amazing right? Well that is what Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias did. He even had the chance to name the cape he sailed around. Bartolomeu Dias was born in Lisbon Portugal in the year of 1450 (“The Ages of Exploration”). He was appointed to sail to Africa to find a Christian King, but his trip was not all sunshine and smiles, he did face challenges like any normal…

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    Battuta’s Travels: Battuta was a Muslim traveler throughout the 1300s, whose original goal was simply to go on a trip to the Muslim city Mecca, or a Hajj, but ended up traveling approximately 75,000 miles of Islamic Asia over the course of 29 years. His exploration is recorded in a story called “Rihla” or “My Travels.” Amerigo Vespucci: Like Marco Polo, Vespucci was a merchant from Italy, but Vespucci actually knew what he was doing. He travelled in the late 15th century C.E. in the name of…

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    Empire Europeans wanted to bypass the Mediterranean. During this time, there were new tools for navigation such as more accurate maps, globes and new ship designs. They perfected the caravels and these ships were equipped to travel long distances and carry more men and merchandise on board. This was breakthrough for sailors because they had more assurance that they would not get lost at sea alone and they were safer to travel long distances with more reliable ships. In 1487, Bartolomeu Dias…

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    stayed, however, the vikings left just a couple years later due to constant threats of Native Americans. It also was too far from other vikings to be settled there any longer. Once the vikings left, Europeans had not returned, even centuries later. In the 1400’s, interest in discoveries did, though, strike some european explorers attention. Chris Farley- I chose chris Farley to act as leif Eriksson because they are very much alike. Chris Farley is known as a comedian and someone who get…

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    Edith Wharton led one of the most privileged lives of any major American novelists. She lived free of money worries because of inherited income. She had houses in rich areas, passions for gardens and interior decoration, toured Europe in cars and yachts, and despised second-class hotels (Franzen). Wharton lived a high profile life unlike any other authors, a comfortable life that most people today want to live. She came from a long line of important names in the American, specifically the New…

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    Oscar Wilde’s essays and lectures discussing the role of art in society is supposed to be used as a guideline for future artists to create more meaningful and useful works. Through the analysis of his essays and lectures, it is visible that, Wilde thinks there are characteristics of art and artists that offer no value to the world and are inherently useless. Wilde compares useful and useless art in an attempt to explain what qualities are necessary to develop meaningful and beneficial artworks.…

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    1) While at my observation this past week I learned three valuable lessons. The first lesson that I learned was the importance of structure in a classroom. The teacher for a U.S. history class had planned out a lesson that was both interesting and out of the ordinary. However, with this lesson plan the structure of the class had to be changed. Typically the class was structured with the same type of hook every class period. This hook was what the teacher calls “fun facts”, which are interesting…

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