Map of the Atlantic region showing potatoes, peanuts, cocoa, and tomatoes going from the Americas to Europe, Africa, and Asia, and showing coffee, bananas, wheat, people, sheep, chickens, horses, cattle, sugar, and human diseases going from Europe, Africa, and Asia to the Americas.
In this lesson, you have learned about the Columbian Exchange, and how it brought new plants and animals to Europe and the Americas. Many of those plants and animals became very important to their new lands, and are not seen as imports at all today. Now you will read more about how that exchange began to turn the world into today’s connected “global village.”
Click to read Going Global (PDF). Then, click to open the Columbian Exchange Map on the left and see an image about the Columbian Exchange. Continue to take notes on your worksheet.
Which part of the reading surprised you the most? Write one to two sentences to explain your answer.
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