The general goal of this lesson is to study the Columbian Exchange; mainly, how the diffusion of a culture impacts a new area. Students will focus on the exchange of foods, animals and diseases between the Eastern and Western hemispheres during the mid-1500s, and how those changes affected the Americas – positively and negatively.
Length of time needed: 2-3 class periods (50 minutes each)
This lesson was written by Sue Anderson.
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Source: Sue Anderson