Today you will become a spice trader!
You are the owner of a large sailing ship. You sail around the world and trade goods with other countries.
A Genoese investor has agreed to pay for your next trip if you can bring back a profit and, hopefully, goods that he can sell to local merchants. If for any reason you do not return with a profit, he has the right to back out of the deal, and you'll be stuck paying for everything.
Before you sail from your home port in Lisbon, Portugal, you will need to make several important decisions about how to prepare for your journey and what route to take. If you succeed, you will be extremely wealthy and will cement your reputation as a spice trader, ensuring that more rich investors come your way. But if you fail, you may go bankrupt and lose your ship, not to mention ruin your reputation.
Read the Web Quest and decide the best possible answers.
Become a Spice Trader
When you are done, blog about your experience. Describe your travels. What happened to you? Did you succeed or fail? How come?