Focus on the causes and effects of The Columbian Exchange with this differentiated informational text and graphic organizer. This is a great lesson for introducing students to the Columbian Exchange or Triangle Trade, which would transition perfectly into a unit on the 13 Colonies!
The lesson begins with informational text focusing on the causes and effects of The Columbian Exchange. The text is differentiated for three levels of readers: proficient, developing, and emerging. After reading each paragraph, students are instructed to draw or sketch the main idea. Transforming the text into pictures adds an additional learning modality to the lesson, and helps students to integrate the new information. In order to summarize learning, students complete a cause and effect flow chart that requires them to refer back to the text to complete. ***Paper PDF AND Google Drive Resource Included!***
This resource can be completed on paper or online with laptops, Chromebooks, tablets, or any device that supports Google Drive. The included Teacher's Guide includes access to the link that will allow you to make your own copy of the resource for use in Google Classroom/Google Drive.
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The Columbian Exchange: Causes and Effects Informational Text:
Three versions of the text are included for differentiation. Each text is two pages in length and can be copied back-to-back. The circles in the top left corner of each page can be used to determine the reading level of each text.
Graphic Organizer and Answer Key:
A cause and effect flow chart is provided to summarize and assess student understanding of the causes and effects of The Columbian Exchange. An answer key is provided as a reference.
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