We are still enjoying our lessons about Christopher Columbus and his voyages to the Americas. We learned that when Columbus arrived, the natives faced many hardships and were driven from their homes. As Columbus made trips to and from the New World, the Europeans and the Native Americans exchanged many things including food, plants, animals and even diseases. This trading of goods became known as the Columbian Exchange.
This week, students color-coded a list of items that were traded among citizens of the Old World and the New World. Then, they cut the items out and pasted them onto the correct side of a world map indicating the area from which the item came. This was a fun and meaningful learning activity that students really enjoyed
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- What was one positive effect of the Columbian Exchange on the Native Americans’ lifestyle?