Summary: The Columbian Exchange (named after Christopher Columbus) is considered one of the most significant events of world history; linking the Eastern and Western Hemispheres together. It had dramatic and lasting effects on the world socially, economically, and politically. The exchange of animals, food crops, goods, people, and plant life restructured the biology of both regions and altered the history of the world forever.
Up for debate: “The Columbian Exchange had a positive impact on the world as we know it” You will be debating whether or not the Columbian Exchange had an overall positive impact on the world and its people from a perspective of a person and/or group that experienced the Columbian Exchange first hand. Research your “role” using your textbook Chapter 14, and be ready to debate whether or not you see the Columbian Exchange as a positive event in world history. You will be meeting up with other “characters” and having mini debates of 2 on 1!
Notecard- as usual, be sure to have five detailed points bulleted on your notecard. You can use this as back up!
Be ready to debate! Also helps to counter-argue
Be able to identify and summarize what the Columbian Exchange was (pages 433 and 436 text). Really hit your opponents hard (figuratively) when discussing why you are right!