|Subject Area||US History|
|Unit of Instruction||Age of Discovery|
SS.8.A.2.5 Discuss the impact of colonial settlement on Native American populations.
SS.8.E.3.1 Evaluate domestic and international interdependence.
SS.8.A.1.5 Identify, within both primary and secondary sources, the author, audience, format, and purpose of significant historical documents.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
Students will write a skit that portrays the reasons for exploration.
Students will be able to use primary sources to have an academic discussion on Columbus.
Students will be able to identify 2 good and 2 bad effects of the Columbian exchange.
Students will be able to describe what happens when cultures interact.
Reasons for Exploration Documents – Students work together to observe, infer from and make questions about sources on exploration. They then identify the theme of their sources.
Notes on the Reasons for Exploration
Reasons for Exploration Skit –
Skit will be continued on Monday/Tuesday.
Use this worksheet to analyze the documents: GGGWS
You have been hired as a team by a major TV network to promote their mini-series “Explorers!” about those who first explored the Americas in the 1500’s. As part of the promotion, you are to make a commercial covering the reasons for exploration. The specifications they have given you are:
You may either write the script (or even perform via recording) a skit OR a poster that includes the needed information and promotes the new show.
Students work on and perform their exploration skits.
Why did Columbus explore? Summarize primary sources.
Summarize (along with class) the primary sources from Columbus. Columbus Why Explore?
Turn in Exploration Skits/Posters on Focus/Gradebook
Columbian Exchange Simulation – Students simulate trade and the effects of the exchange and discuss their experiences.
Notes on Spanish Colonies + Discussion
Follow along with the simulation in class using this sheet: Columbian Exchange Simulation Processing Sheet
Read these documents about the Columbian Exchange, focus on 7-9: columbian_exchange_dbq
Via Focus/Gradebook answer:
Wed – Exploration Skits
Thu/Fri – Paragraph – in class due Mon/Tue if unfinished
Conquistador – Spanish Explorer
Columbian Exchange –the exchange of people, plants, animals, ideas and diseases between the old and new world
Immunity – resistance to disease