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Spice Trail copy

Spice Trail copy

Please note that this trail is available as a self-guided trail only at this time. We apologise for any inconvenience.

This trail takes us back in history to when the great journeys of exploration occurred.

Explorers were not only seeking new territories but in search of spices which were worth more than gold.

Students observe and analyse the spices introduced to Europe by Vasco De Gama’s route to India and the Voyages of Columbus to the Islands in the Americas.

Students discuss how and why life changed as a result of these discoveries.

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