Reread the Conclusion (three paragraphs) of
Indigenous America, (Links to an external site.)
paying attention to the term “Columbian Exchange.”.
POST #1: Historians use the term – the “Columbian Exchange” – to describe the massive movement of people, technology, culture, disease, plants, and animals between the Americas, West Africa, and Europe.
- In your post, offer three specific examples of the Columbian Exchange and describe the impact on people and/or the land.
- If you can, please include a photo of anything that we now have in the Americas due to the Columbian Exchange OR something that one could now find in Europe or West Africa that traveled from the Americas due to the Columbian Exchange. Challenge: take a picture that includes two things (one that traveled to America, one that traveled from America). If including a picture is too difficult, don’t include it.
- Optional, for enrichment: If you want more background on the Columbian Exchange, you can check out this short NBC News Learn Video (Links to an external site.) or the longer Crash Course video (Links to an external site.).
- Your first post should be at least five sentences.
- REACTION POST is due after you have finished the Main Course Module Due 1/24: Colliding Cultures: Reply to another student in character as a person who lived during the time referenced in this chapter: European (Spanish, Dutch, French, or English — up to you), West African, or native American (location up to you).Did you benefit from the Columbian Exchange examples given by that student? Why or why not?For purposes of this discussion, no matter who you are picking to represent, the discussion should be in written English.Your second post should be at least three sentences.