The following is a reading comprehension on the Columbian Exchange. It would be best used in a middle school classroom but could be adapted to meet the needs of high school classroom as well. The reading does a nice job of introducing the topic and helping students apply it to their lives. It also includes several short answer style questions. The questions were created to help students think critically and use details from the text to prove their answers. The reading be used as an in class reading, partner-share, group, or a homework assignment. You could also use the document to help facilitate classroom discussion on the Spanish conquests of the America.
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