The Columbian Exchange Lesson Plan

This website provides 3rd to 8th grade teachers with the perfect lesson plan in teaching globalization. The Columbian Exchange is one of the many examples of globalization, and the idea of discovery. Christopher Columbus is remembered and honored with his discovery of new land for Europe, spreading culture, technology, trade and a new way of life across the globe. This is a great link for upper elementary and middle school teachers who wish to teach their students about globalization and its affects as seen through Columbus and his crew. It is important for teachers to reiterate that globalization has both positive and negative effects. This is a great lesson to look at before teaching about globalization as it focuses on these key concepts. Overall, this website’s lesson is a great resource for any social studies teacher who wants to learn more about globalization and its effects!


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