What were the consequences of the interactions between these two worlds? What were the effects on the Native population? European population? Umm… What’s this? Btw… who are you? (Not in English, right?) Huh? Interactions Between Worlds
<ul><li>1450 - Large parts of the world remained isolated from one another. </li></ul><ul><li>1492 - Christopher Columbus made his first voyage to the American "New World" </li></ul><ul><li>1900's - Most parts of the world had been mapped </li></ul>Interactions Between Worlds
Christopher Columbus <ul><li>Looking for Asia, but found the Caribbean islands, Central and South America </li></ul>Hmmm… Am I a good guy or a bad guy… or both? 1451-1506 What impact did his and other explorers actions have on the world?
Columbus: Hero or Hitler? “ [He] was the spearhead of the biggest invasion and genocide ever…” “ Columbus Day should be remembered as the "Day of Indian Resistance” “… Foreign conquerors… massacred [Native] inhabitants at an average rate of roughly one every 10 minutes"
Columbus: Hero or Hitler? “ Greatest sailor and explorer of all time” “ His discoveries enlarged and connected the world” “ His vision and courage changed the history of the world”
Interaction of Cultures <ul><li>Beginning of the end for native people </li></ul>Belief of superiority by the Europeans
Impact on Native People <ul><li>For early Americans, centuries-long way of life vanished in bloodshed and disease </li></ul>
Impact on Native People <ul><li>Slavery </li></ul>Consequences : The Columbian Exchange Cultural diffusion Exchange of new plants, animals and diseases Destruction of traditional cultures and ways of life
Columbian Exchange <ul><li>Most significant and far reaching interactions between the Old World and the New World </li></ul>Dramatic consequence of the interactions of cultures
Columbian Exchange of the Future Who will the next Columbus be? What will be the consequences be? What will be exchanged? Where will this meeting take place?
<ul><li>Columbian Exchange </li></ul>Was the Columbian Exchange a positive or negative occurrence? If so, how, and for whom? Explain. What types of items were “exchanged” during the Columbian Exchange? Define the Columbian Exchange From the reading, answer the following: