Columbian Exchange Lesson and Writing Activity
26 pages - This includes a teacher copy, so there are repeat pages!
Included in this purchase:
- Lesson Plan that describes how you can use these resource to teach about the Columbian Exchange.
- 2 pages of notes on Columbian Exchange, map of New World and Old World
- 5 Documents with Scaffolding Questions: Map, Line Graph, Reading, 2 illustrations.
- 3 Graphic Organizers to help organize student writing.
This resource includes asks students to analyze several types of documents on the Columbian Exchange. The overall focus question for the assignment: Do you believe the Columbian Exchange was a positive or a negative for the New World. Students will use evidence from the documents to fill-in graphic organizers before they write their argumentative piece.
The graphic organizers also require students to interpret -- tell why the evidence/detail was positive or negative.
- Teacher Key provided
I have also added a sample student response for both positive and negative. This could be used to help struggling students as an example before assigning the work or even as a in class analysis.
This assignment aligns with both the ELA common core standards as well as the Social Studies Common Core standards for New York State.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
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