The Columbian Exchange, or "Which Way Did it Go?"
In this Columbian exchange worksheet, students determine which item traveled to the "New World" from the "Old World" in a series of thirty questions related to trade.
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Writing Exercise: The Encounter and Columbian Exchange
Examine the effects and interrelationships that came about because of the Columbian Exchange. Learners answer three short essay questions to improve their expository writing skills and understanding of early globalization.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
Early Modern: Global Interactions
The moment Christopher Columbus's ships touched the shores of a New World, the old world changed forever. But has it been for the better? High schoolers consider the effectiveness, benefits, and drawbacks of the Columbian Exchange with a...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Which is the Best Deal on Candy?
Buying enough candy for trick-or-treaters without spending a lot of money can be the ultimate Halloween trick. Middle schoolers solve two holiday-themed word problems to determine which brand of candy is the better deal, based on cost...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
Understanding the Columbian Exchange
Eighth graders take a closer look at exploration. In this Columbian Exchange lesson, 8th graders read primary sources that require them to consider more than goods were traded in the exchange. Students discuss the exploitation of natives...
8th Social Studies & History
What Did Democracy Really Mean in Athens?
Did you know elections only played a small role in Athenian democracy? Take a look at the fascinating origins of Athenian direct democracy in ancient Greece, and compare their political structures to our understanding of representative...
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding the Columbian Exchange Through Old World and New World Foods
If you're interested in teaching your class about the impact of the Columbian Exchange on contemporary society, this is worth a look. The plan begins with an introduction to the topic, which stems from a cell phone poll...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History