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  • 1. Bell Work Jan 27 th
    • How might what you had for breakfast be connected to Christopher Columbus’ journey?
  • 2.
    • Columbian Exchange Map
    • What Crop Am I?
    • Thought Experiment Writing Assignment
  • 3. The Columbian Exchange What were some environmental and cultural consequences of Columbus’ journey?
  • 4. Food Crops
    • Try to match up the following foods/ beverages with their area of origin.
    • Write your guesses in your notebook.
    • Sunflowers Rice North America
    • Peas Sugarcane Central America
    • Radishes Apples South America
    • Beans Potatoes Asia
    • Corn Beats Africa
    • Chocolate Onions Europe
    • Mangos Carrots
    • Watermelon Tomatoes
    • Peanuts Peppers
    • Avocadoes
    • Wheat
    • Cabbage
    • Coffee
  • 5. Answers (how did you do?)
    • Place the food crop in the correct region on your map. You may draw if you like.
    • North America Asia Europe
    • Sunflowers Rice Wheat
    • Corn Sugarcane Beats
    • Avocadoes Mangos Onions
    • Cabbage
    • Central America Africa Apples
    • Peppers Radishes Peas
    • Beans Watermelon Carrots
    • Chocolate Coffee
    • South America How did the world’s cuisine change with the
    • Potatoes connecting up of Afroeurasia and the
    • Tomatoes Americas?
    • Peanuts
  • 6. Dinner Menu
    • Can you think of a meal that you enjoy, that would have been available to people living in the Americas, before Christopher Columbus?
    • Can you think of a meal that you enjoy, that would have been available to people living Afroeurasia, before Christopher Columbus?
  • 7.  
  • 8.
    • The Americas Afroeurasia
  • 9.
    • What was the impact of this exchange on the globe?
    • What was the impact of this exchange on regional areas, such as Africa, North America, South America, Asia and Europe?
  • 10.
    • Worldwide
    • Increased population (due to more calories)
    • worldwide, not necessarily regionally
    • Increased innovation (spread of ideas)
    • Increased global wealth (more gold and silver)
    • Regionally
    • Ecological imbalance (invasive species)
    • Population crash in the Americas
    • Forced migration of Africans (slavery)
    • New food sources/ New cuisine
  • 11. Writing Assignment
    • Thought Experiment:
    • Imagine the world without Christopher Columbus’ journey (Afroeurasia and the Americas never having contact), what would be different for each region. Base your answer on fact learned in today’s lesson.