The Columbian Exchange

In this lesson, we will investigate the 'Columbian Exchange' - the mass movement of people, animals, crops and disease - between the 'Old World' of Europe and the 'New World' of the Americas, and consider how this exchange has shaped the subsequent 500 years.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Tenochtitlán was the most powerful city of which empire?

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Q2.The Discovery Doctrine said it was acceptable to claim land in what case?

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Q3.What disease weakened the city of Tenochtitlán before the Spanish attacked?

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Q4.What city was built on the site of Tenochtitlán once it was destroyed?

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Q5.Which of the following were consequences of the Conquistadors? (two answers)

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Tenochtitlán was the most powerful city of which empire?

1/5

Q2.The Discovery Doctrine said it was acceptable to claim land in what case?

2/5

Q3.What disease weakened the city of Tenochtitlán before the Spanish attacked?

3/5

Q4.What city was built on the site of Tenochtitlán once it was destroyed?

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Q5.Which of the following were consequences of the Conquistadors? (two answers)

Select two (2) boxes

5/5

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The Columbian Exchange

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Q1.Which of the following foods originally came from the Americas? (pick three)

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Q2.What killed up to 90% of the indigenous people of the Americas?

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Q3.What crop was especially valuable to European nations?

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Q4.Roughly how many African people were enslaved in order to work on European colonies in the New World?

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Q5.What animal was introduced to the New World, transforming the life of indigenous American tribes?

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The Columbian Exchange

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Which of the following foods originally came from the Americas? (pick three)

Select three (3) boxes

1/5

Q2.What killed up to 90% of the indigenous people of the Americas?

2/5

Q3.What crop was especially valuable to European nations?

3/5

Q4.Roughly how many African people were enslaved in order to work on European colonies in the New World?

4/5

Q5.What animal was introduced to the New World, transforming the life of indigenous American tribes?

5/5

Lesson summary: The Columbian Exchange

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