19 page Columbian Exchange resource bundle is an excellent tool to use when learning about the impact of Christopher Columbus or the Age of Exploration! The bundle centers on a "Jigsaw" Reading Activity and includes a total of 5 different activities for use! As well, the bundle includes a detailed teacher guide and teacher key for all activities!
First, the resource includes 3 different readings (totaling 8 pages) for the diseases, plants and animals that were exchanged between the New and Old World's. The teacher guide describes how to facilitate a "Jigsaw" Reading Activity in which students rotate between groups and summarize the readings using an included graphic organizer. This is an excellent activity for fostering collaborative learning and having students understand the impacts of the Columbian Exchange. The 3 readings are unique, engaging and accompanied by interesting images.
Next, the resource includes a "Map" Activity in which students identify the major plants, animals and diseases that were exchanged during the Columbian Exchange. Students use their knowledge from the included readings to write the different items on the included map. A great activity for having students show their learning. It includes a teacher key for ease of assessment!
Next, the teacher will find a resource where students consider the question: "How does the Columbian Exchange impact me?" Students record their meals of a series of days and then determine whether the food came from the New or Old World in order to understand how the Columbian Exchange impact and began the process of globalization that continues today! A teacher guide and key are included!
Finally, the teacher will find a writing assignment in which students consider the positive and negative aspects of the time. This is an excellent activity for have students show they understand the overall significance. Great at fostering critical thinking or for creating thoughtful discussion in the classroom! Includes a marking rubric for ease of assessment.
Overall, this is an excellent bundle for teaching the Columbian Exchange and will make a great addition to your study of Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration! Your students will be engaged and enjoy learning through a collaborative and critical thinking based model!