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In this Columbian Exchange Interactive Lesson & Presentation, students work together to evaluate over 20 items from either the New World or Old World.
A lesson plan explains several ways the lesson can be completed based on your class's structure and includes video and Google links! Students can either move around the room, evaluate items at their desks, or move through stations.
A 28-slide PowerPoint is also included to help review where each item came from and their impact on the world during the Age of Exploration.
After determining where each item was from, students work together to create cafeteria lunch menus based on Old World and New World food items. These can be shared with the class to determine how big an impact the Colombian Exchange had on people's everyday lives. You can also take things further and have students fully design restaurants on the theme as well.
A set of review questions follows to help students focus in on the lessons' objectives. An answer key for each aspect of the lesson is included! This is a fantastic lesson overall and my students always love developing creative lunch menus from what they learned!
This download also includes a Google Drive digital version of the activity! If you're in a paperless classroom or just want to integrate more digital resources, you can use the provided link to bring a digital version of this resource into Google Classroom!
The digital version includes links to relevant online resources as well as a "drag-and-drop" version of the Columbian Exchange goods page.
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