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John Cabot: A Man of the Renaissance

John Cabot: A Man of the Renaissance

| 28 min

This short film documents John Cabot's quest to discover a westward route across the sea to the Orient in 15th-century Europe. The resulting story is one that explores the geography of the Renaissance world as well as its social and intellectual character.

  • director
    Morten Parker
  • script
    Morten Parker
  • executive producer
    Guy Glover
  • photography
    Denis Gillson
  • sound
    Leo O'Donnell
    George Croll
  • editing
    Dennis Sawyer
  • sound editing
    Sidney Pearson
  • cast
    Ivor Barry
    Powys Thomas
    John Vernon


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Ages 12 to 17

Study Guide - Guide 1

History - Early Colonization/Settlement

Students should have some background knowledge of John Cabot before viewing this film so they are able to understand his mission. After the film, have a discussion and compare Christopher Columbus' voyage with that of John Cabot. Were they both seeking the same thing?

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