The impact of 1492 on trade and world empires

In this final lesson of the unit, we will look at the impact of 1492 on world trade and empires, and think about how they changed as a result of the voyages to the New World. This will help us then answer our question - is this a 'turning point' in history?

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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.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?

2/5

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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Quiz:

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.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

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World Trade and Empires

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Q1.What network of trade routes were the main focus of trade before 1492?

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Q2.What country became the first to sail around Africa and open up more trade opportunities by sea?

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Q3.Which of the following empires were NOT destroyed by the Conquistadors?

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Q4.What name is given to the transfer of food, people, disease and animals between the Old World and the New World?

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Q5.Which of the following took place after European empires created colonies in the Americas? (select two)

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Quiz:

World Trade and Empires

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

Q1.What network of trade routes were the main focus of trade before 1492?

1/5

Q2.What country became the first to sail around Africa and open up more trade opportunities by sea?

2/5

Q3.Which of the following empires were NOT destroyed by the Conquistadors?

3/5

Q4.What name is given to the transfer of food, people, disease and animals between the Old World and the New World?

4/5

Q5.Which of the following took place after European empires created colonies in the Americas? (select two)

Select two (2) boxes

5/5

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