01-08 Columbus & Slavery w/Ms. Venditto

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  • 1. Europeans Explore America: Columbus and the Beginnings of Slavery
  • 2. Read this information about Columbus, then answer the questions on the next page. http://blog.wsd.net/kemoore/files/2012/07/Chri stopher-Columbus-ws.pdf
  • 3. Read the story on Columbus. Then, answer these questions. 1. What job did Columbus’s father have? He was a weaver. 2. At what age did he first begin to sail? 14 3. After 2 months, how did Columbus’s crew feel about the voyage? Restless and afraid, on the verge of mutiny (crew takes ship away from captain’s controll) 4. List all of the islands that Columbus discovered on his first voyage: Hispaniola (Haiti), Cuba, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Jamaica 5. How many expeditions in total did Ferdinand and Isabella send Columbus? 4 6. Columbus died thinking he…. arrived in the Far East (India)
  • 4. Reading a Time Line The following time line shows important dates and events concerning the voyage of Columbus. Use it to answer the questions. Use the calendar on the next slide to help. Left Palos, Spain Reached Canary Islands Left Canary Islands Sailors ready to mutiny Reached San Salvador Returned to Spain August 3 1492 Aug 12 Sept 7 Oct 10 Oct 12 March 15 1. How many days did it take Columbus to reach the Canary Islands? 2. How long did Columbus stay in the Canary Islands? 3. Columbus left the Canary Islands on September 7 and arrived in America on October 12. This was a journey of ______________ weeks. 4. How many weeks did it take Columbus to sail from Palos Spain, to San Salvador? 5. Columbus’s voyage began on August 3, 1492, and ended on March 15, 1493, a period of _____________ weeks.
  • 5. 1492
  • 6. Read the story on Columbus. Then, answer these questions. 1. What job did Columbus’s father have? He was a weaver. 2. At what age did he first begin to sail? 14 3. After 2 months, how did Columbus’s crew feel about the voyage? Restless and afraid, on the verge of mutiny (crew takes ship away from captain’s control) 4. List all of the islands that Columbus discovered on his first voyage: Hispaniola (Haiti), Cuba, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Jamaica 5. How many expeditions in total did Ferdinand and Isabella send Columbus? 4 6. Columbus died thinking he…. arrived in the Far East (India)
  • 7. America: named for map maker Amerigo Vespucci
  • 8. Read page 566 Define the following: Atlantic Slave Trade: Buying and selling Africans to work in North & South America. Triangular Trade: Trading network between Africa, N/ & S. America and Europe. Middle Passage: Leg of trade network that brought African slaves to N. & S. America.
  • 9. Read page 566 Define the following: Atlantic Slave Trade: Buying and selling Africans to work in North & South America. Triangular Trade: Trading network between Africa, N/ & S. America and Europe. Middle Passage: Leg of trade network that brought African slaves to N. & S. America.
  • 10. http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/graphics/triangulartrade.jpg
  • 11. Four reasons why Europeans needed to use Africans as slaves in the New World: 1. 2. 3. 4. Africans were immune to European diseases. Skin color made slaves easier to catch. Africans did not know the land = harder to escape. They were good farmers.
  • 12. Four reasons why Europeans needed to use Africans as slaves in the New World: 1. 2. 3. 4. Africans were immune to European diseases. Skin color made slaves easier to catch. Africans did not know the land = harder to escape. They were good farmers.