Often I have sent two or three men ashore to some town to converse with them, and the natives came out in great numbers, and as soon as they saw our men arrive, fled without a moment's delay although I protected them from all injury. In every class there was one student that was able to explain that it was a series of trades between Europe and the Americas. Describe the number of people encountered by Columbus in the Americas. The women appear to me to work harder than the men, and so far as I can hear they have nothing of their own, for I think I perceived that what one had others shared, especially food. Where I went in thirty-three days I returned in twenty-eight, except that these gales have detained me fourteen days, knocking about in this sea, Here all seamen say that there has never been so rough a winter, nor so many vessels lost.
In all these islands the men seem to be satisfied with one wife except they allow as many as twenty to their chief or men. Lesson 5: The Transatlantic Slave Trade Objective: Students will be able to explain how the living conditions and treatment of the enslaved Africans were considered acceptable due to the status given to them by Europeans. I can therefore assert that this island is larger than England and Scotland together, since beyond these one hundred and seven leagues there remained at the west point two provinces where I did not go, one of which they call Avan, the home of men with tails. Disease Exchange We then introduced the exchange of disease by playing a game to illustrate how quickly disease can spread. They explored for three days, and found countless small communities and people, without number, but with no kind of government, so they returned. They are, however, far from being ignorant. They are not so broad, as they are made of a single plank, but a galley could not keep up with them in rowing, because they go with incredible speed, and with these they row about among all these islands, which are innumerable, and carry on their commerce.
This island, like all the others, is most extensive. Students will compare and contrast political art of the period with secondary source material on the economic impacts of the slave trade on Europe with the goal of evaluating the trades legacy within socio-economic context. The two students multiply their numbers to create a new number. There were palm trees of six or eight varieties, the graceful peculiarities of each one of them being worthy of admiration as are the other trees, fruits and grasses. I would walk through the first recipe with the students so that they understand what exactly they are supposed to do. Therefore I hope that their Highnesses will decide upon the conversion of these people to our holy faith, to which they seem much inclined.
The second I named the Island of Santa Maria de Concepcion; the third, Fernandina; the fourth, Isabella; the fifth, Juana; and thus to each one I gave a new name. Essential Questions: 1 To what extent did the opening of the New World insight competition amongst European nations 2 To what extent did the interactions between the Old and New Worlds during the Age of Discovery effect the historical trajectories of these two worlds? Some of them were covered with blossoms, some with fruit, and some in other conditions, according to their kind. Help explain to students how disease can spread exponentially through populations. The Columbian Exchange This lesson came as a collaboration from two amazing teachers that I work with, Shilo Ward and Whitney Siddoway. They never refuse anything that is asked for. Overall, what attitude does Columbus have toward the Native Americans? I have seen some of these canoes with seventy and eighty men in them, and each had an oar.
I had to explain that this was only graded on participation but that they should try their best because the best score would get candy! Its hills and mountains, fine plains and open country, are rich and fertile for planting and for pasturage, and for building towns and villages. It was a fun way to get the students excited about the lesson. This other, Hispaniola, is larger in circumference than all Spain from Catalonia to Fuentarabia in Biscay, since upon one of its four sides I sailed one hundred and eighty-eight leagues from west to east. Thus I record what has happened in a brief note written on board the Caravel, off the Canary Isles, on the 15th of February, 1493. I forbade worthless things being given to them, such as bits of broken bowls, pieces of glass, and old straps, although they were as much pleased to get them as if they were the finest jewels in the world. Columbian Exchange Showing top 8 worksheets in the category - Columbian Exchange. If you have access to a class set of computers you can have students look up their recipes on recipes.
Worksheet will open in a new window. I then started the PowerPoint and direct instruction portion of the lesson. Directly I reached the Indies in the first isle I discovered, I took by force some of the natives, that from them we might gain some information of what there was in these parts; and so it was that we immediately understood each other, either by words or signs. They even offer it themselves, and show so much love that they would give their very hearts. At every point where I landed, and succeeded in talking to them, I gave them some of everything I had — cloth and many other things — without receiving anything in return, but they are a hopelessly timid people. They are not worse looking than the others, except that they wear their hair long like women, and use bows and arrows of the same cane, with a sharp stick at the end for want of iron, of which they have none. They are said to make treaties of marriage with the women in the first isle to be met with coming from Spain to the Indies, where there are no men.
They possess many canoes, with which they overrun all the isles of India, stealing and seizing all they can. That is like killing almost 3 New York Cities. Does Columbus realize that the Americas are not part of Asia? In all the islands I observed little difference in the appearance of the people, or in their habits and language, except that they understand each other, which is remarkable. Columbian Exchange Printable Worksheets For more of our free educational materials on the Columbian Exchange, click. They are most beautiful, of a thousand varied forms, accessible, and full of trees of endless varieties, so high that they seem to touch the sky, and I have been told that they never lose their foliage. From that point I saw another isle to the eastward, at eighteen leagues' distance, to which I gave the name of Hispaniola. I forbade it, and gave a thousand good and pretty things that I had to win their love, and to induce them to become Christians, and to love and serve their Highnesses and the whole Castilian nation, and help to get for us things they have in abundance, which are necessary to us.
Each student will get a worksheet with a number listed on the top. Describe the topography of the islands visited by Columbus. How does Columbus describe the role and rights of women in Native American cultures? I then returned to the PowerPoint and showed the students the devastating statistics of deaths caused by disease in the Americas. This was a really successful lesson with a good mix of activities and direct instruction! Another island, I am told, is larger than Hispaniola, where the natives have no hair, and where there is countless gold; and from them all I bring Indians to testify to this. These women have no feminine occupation, but use bows and arrows of cane like those before mentioned, and cover and arm themselves with plates of copper, of which they have a great quantity.
In Hispaniola, in the most convenient place, most accessible for the gold mines and all commerce with the mainland on this side or with that of the great Khan, on the other, with which there would be great trade and profit, I have taken possession of a large town, which I have named the City of Navidad. Lesson 3: Colonial Expansion and the Global Economy Objective: Students will be able to analyze the causes and effects of Europe's colonial expansion as it led to a global exchange of goods, flora, fauna, cultural practices, and diseases. Postscript within the letter Since writing the above, being in the Sea of Castile, so much wind arose south southeast, that I was forced to lighten the vessels, to run into this port of Lisbon to-day which was the most extraordinary thing in the world, from whence I resolved to write to their Highnesses. I went thither and followed its northern coast to the east, as I had done in Juana, one hundred and seventy-eight leagues eastward, as in Juana. They are ferocious compared to these other races, who are extremely cowardly; but I only hear this from the others.