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Week 24/ February 5 to February 9

February 5 2018

Essential Question:

What was the Columbian Exchange?  Why was it relevant?

Standard:

b. Analyze the global, economic, and cultural impact of the Columbian Exchange.

Activator:

Students will consider the following: Does trade always create “good” things?

They will list some of the a product they eat.  This will lead to discussio of Columbian Exchange.

Teaching Strategies:

Classnotes-

In the years after Columbus’ voyage a massive exchange of goods took place between the “New World” and Europe.  Products, plants, animals, and even diseases were transferred between the two halves of the world as part of this so called Columbian Exchange.  Some societies gained and some lost as a result of the Columbian Exchange.  For example, natives in the Americas were harmed by diseases brought by Europeans.  Europeans were helped and gained because of new products, gold, silver, and expanded trade.  Africans were also hurt as many were stolen from Africa and brought to the New World as slaves. 

 

Students will begin reading documents that relate to the Trans Atlantic Slave trade.  They will have 3 days to fully complete this assignment.  Students will be provided documents and guided questions. 

Slave Trade Documents CLICK HERE

Summarizer:

 

Specific questions relate to the documents students are reading and examining.

Differentiation:

Document Analysis and Extended Writing

 

February 6 2018

Essential Question:

What new technologies allowed Europeans to travel the New World?

Standard:

c. Explain the role of improved technology in exploration.

Activator:

Students will be asked to list 3 things they use to get around in an everyday life.  This will lead to a discussion of technology now and technology during the age of exploration.

We will look at an example of the ships that early explorers used in traveling to the New World?

Teaching Strategies:

Classnotes-

The caravel was a ship that made it possible to sail against the wind.  It was sturdier, and had triangular sails from Arab designs.  European cartographers developed skills that allowed them to create better maps.  Better navigational techniques were also developed, including the Astrolabe, which allowed for easier navigation.  Also the invention of the compass which could show what directions you were going was incredibly helpful for exploration.  

 

Students will continue reading and working on documents that relate to the Trans Atlantic Slave trade.  They will have 3 days to fully complete this assignment.  Students will be provided documents and guided questions. 

Slave Trade Documents CLICK HERE

Summarizer:

 

Summarizer will be based on specific questions from individual documents.

We will also discuss specific issues students are having with individuals documents.

Differentiation:

Document Analysis and Extended Writing

 

February 7  2018

Essential Question:

What influence did the trans-Atlantic space trade have on the New World and Africa?

Standard:

d. Examine the effects of the Transatlantic Slave Trade on Africa and on the colonies in the

Activator:

As an activator we will look at one of the documents that helps one understand the Trans Atlantic slave trade.

Teaching Strategies:

Classnotes-

Americas.

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade was the forcible removal of millions of Africans to the New World.  Slaves were taken to all European colonies in South, Central, and North America.  Slaves were used as laborers and were held in bondage because of their race.  They replaced the natives as the chief labor source in the New World.  They allowed for the prosperity of port cities all over the New World.  Africa faced massive population loss and internal disorder, and the New World in most places developed systems that depended on the forcible labor of enslaved Africans.  Plantations in Brazil, the Caribbean, and Southeast of America became vastly wealthy based on cash crops. 

 

Students will finish working on questions relating to documents that relate to the Trans Atlantic Slave trade.  They will have 3 days to fully complete this assignment.  Students will be provided documents and guided questions.

 

Slave Trade Documents CLICK HERE

Summarizer:

Summarizer will be based on specific questions from individual documents.

Differentiation:

Document Analysis and Extended Writing

 

February 8 2018

Essential Question:

All Age of Exploration EQ's Apply/ Review Day

Standard:

All Age of Standards EQ's Apply/ Review Day

Activator:

A list of 5 terems will be provided on the board and students will be asked to define or tell how the terms relate.

Teaching Strategies:

Review of content on test on quizzizz.

We will review the study guide.

Summarizer:

Final Questions?

Differentiation:

None, Review Day

 

February 9 2018

Essential Question:

All Age of Exploration EQ's Apply/ Test Day

Standard:

All Age of Standards Standards Apply/ Test Day

Activator:

Final Questions?

Teaching Strategies:

Test

Summarizer:

None

Differentiation:

None, Test Day

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