Columbian Exchange


The Columbian Exchange Webquest

Part A:  Click on the following link and answer the questions on your own paper. http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3748148

1. How would your daily life be different if you lived in Europe and the Columbian Exchange never occurred.  Use the charts on this website to explain your answer.

2. How would your daily life be different if you lived in the Americas today and the Columbian Exchange never occurred.  Use the charts on this website to explain your answer.

Part B: Click on the following link and answer the questions on your own paper. http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/learning_history/columbus/columbus_columbian.cfm

3. Select 15 plants from the list on this website.  Conduct a search to determine the origin of each plant that you chose.  A good search query could be “origin of corn” or “origin of sweet potato”.   You can use your favorite search engine to conduct the search.

4. Select 5 animals from the list and determine the origins of each.

5. Select 5 diseased and determine the origins of each.

Part C:  Click on the following ling and answer the questions on your own paper. http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/nattrans/ntecoindian/essays/columbian.htm

6. Provide 3 examples of exchange between the old and new world that are described in this article.

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