Year 4 History: First Contacts - Zheng He
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The journey(s) of AT LEAST ONE world navigator, explorer or trader up to the late eighteenth century, including their contacts with other societies and any impacts. (ACHHK078)
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Voyages of the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) Treasure Fleet

Voyages of the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) Treasure Fleet | Year 4 History: First Contacts - Zheng He | Scoop.it
Among the Yongle emperor’s many efforts to demonstrate his right to the throne, none has gained more attention in recent years than the journeys of the emperor’s principal admiral, the eunuch Zheng He (1371–1433)...
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Zheng He's Ships | Ming Treasure Junks

Zheng He's Ships | Ming Treasure Junks | Year 4 History: First Contacts - Zheng He | Scoop.it
Zheng He's treasure fleet included ships of unprecedented size. How big were they, and how did the Ming Dynasty's builders create the Treasure Fleet?
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Digital History - Zheng He

Digital History - Zheng He | Year 4 History: First Contacts - Zheng He | Scoop.it

"Great resource with links and suggested activities"

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Year 4 Australian Curriculum: History

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Evidence of Chinese oceanic voyages in 1421

Evidence of Chinese oceanic voyages in 1421 | Year 4 History: First Contacts - Zheng He | Scoop.it

In the year 1405 AD, Chinese emperor Zhu Di ordered a fleet of 100 ships to sail to the ends of the earth in what was the first effort at globalization. There is evidence that the Chinese oceanic voyages in 1421, which were the sixth of what was to be a total of seven voyages, actually circumnavigated the globe.

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The Nautical Charts of Zheng He

The Nautical Charts of Zheng He | Year 4 History: First Contacts - Zheng He | Scoop.it

The Nautical Charts of Zheng He is the earliest collection of nautical maps ever existed in the world. The original chart is a long scroll.

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It's official: Admiral Zheng beat Cook to Australia - theage.com.au

A British historian says Captain Cook was an also-ran, and Columbus a fraud. A Chinese admiral beat them both to the New World. Go figure. Peter Fray reports. - The Age
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China's Great Armada, Admiral Zheng He - National Geographic Magazine

China's Great Armada, Admiral Zheng He - National Geographic Magazine | Year 4 History: First Contacts - Zheng He | Scoop.it
China's Great Armada, Admiral Zheng He - Six centuries ago a towering eunuch named Zheng He commanded the Ming dynasty's fleet of immense trading vessels on expeditions ranging as far as Africa.
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Zheng He

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Discover more about Zheng He. One of thousands of articles selected and checked for the Wikipedia for Schools by SOS Children's Villages UK
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The Australian Curriculum v5.2 History Foundation to Year 10 Curriculum by rows

"identifying key individuals and groups who established contacts with Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania during the age of discovery; examining the journey of one or more of these explorers (for example Christopher Columbus, Vasco de Gama, Ferdinand Magellan) using internet mapping tools, and examining their impact on one society"

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Moments in Time

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Moments in Time is an interactive timeline presenting key events that occurred around the world between c. 650 and 1918 CE.
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Coordinates : A resource on positioning, navigation and beyond » Blog Archive » Zheng He’s sailing to West Ocean

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Sailing West: Admiral Zheng He's Voyages Worksheet | Lesson Planet

Sailing West: Admiral Zheng He's Voyages Worksheet | Lesson Planet | Year 4 History: First Contacts - Zheng He | Scoop.it
In this Zheng He worksheet, students read about the famous Chinese explorer Zheng He and answer fill in the blanks and short answer questions about him. Students complete 22 questions total.
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Zheng He's Voyages to the Western Sea

Zheng He's Voyages to the Western Sea | Year 4 History: First Contacts - Zheng He | Scoop.it
Zheng He,Emperor Chengzu of the Ming Dynasty,silk,porcelain
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The Muslim Who Was China's Greatest Explorer - Zheng He

The Muslim Who Was China's Greatest Explorer - Zheng He | Year 4 History: First Contacts - Zheng He | Scoop.it
The greatest Chinese admiral of all time was a Muslim who spread Islam throughout the lands he traveled to.
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Zheng He: Symbol of China's 'peaceful rise'

Zheng He: Symbol of China's 'peaceful rise' | Year 4 History: First Contacts - Zheng He | Scoop.it
China's greatest maritime adventurer Zheng He is enjoying a revival which is being driven by more than historical curiosity, writes the BBC's Zoe Murphy.
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Zheng He: Emperors of the Seas - YouTube

The compelling tale of one of China's greatest naval heros, a Muslim eunuch who is said to have led an armada halfway across the world on behalf of the ming ...
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Zheng He - UCLA International Institute

Zheng He's Voyages of Discovery - Noted oceanic scientist Jin Wu discusses the 15th century expeditions of the Chinese mariner Zheng He & the celebration of the 600th anniversary of his first voyage...
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