This student activity allows students to begin to understand both the background that led to the Colombian Exchange, as well as research specific items that were exchanged between the New and Old World, as well as their impact.
It could be utilized in a few different ways:
- As a note guide for a instructor-centered presentation
- The background of Columbus could be used as a note guide with a presentation, while students research the specific items and their impacts using smartphones, tablets, or computers.
- Entirely as a student-centered learning exercise, in which the student researches the information to answer each part of the activity. Perhaps followed by a class discussion of their research.
Additionally, the specific questions, or items researched can be adjusted to suit your lesson plan needs. :)