Using excerpts from the journals of Christopher Columbus and Bartolome La Casas, students can evaluate the actions of Christopher Columbus and the age of discovery.
The PowerPoint is a brief introduction that brings myths about Columbus into question and engages the students to begin to think freely on the topic.
Questions in the assignment progressively delve into deeper depth-of-knowledge throughout the assignment, culminating in a thought-provoking constructed response question that bridges the content into a modern-day application. Extending the lesson deeper, this would be an ideal start to a classroom discussion on ethics, ethnocentrism, and the debate over how to evaluate individuals in history.
6 Slides, 4 Pages, 4 Pages