- Explain how European Voyages lead to empires in the Eastern & Western Hemisphere.
- Explain how European colonization of the Americas shaped the global economy and society.
- Identify the global impact of the Atlantic Slave Trade.
Topics & Textbook Alignment
4.1.3 Trade Networks and Contacts – Analyze the development, interdependence, specialization, and importance of interregional trading systems both within and between societies including
• land-based routes across the Sahara, Eurasia and Europe
• water-based routes across Indian Ocean, Persian Gulf, South China Sea, Red and Mediterranean Seas
5.2.1 European Exploration/Conquest and Columbian Exchange – Analyze the demographic, environmental, and political consequences of European oceanic travel and conquest and of the Columbian Exchange in the late 15th and 16th centuries by
• describing the geographic routes used in the exchange of plants, animals, and pathogens among the continents in the late 15th and the 16th centuries
• explaining how forced and free migrations of peoples (push/pull factors) and the exchange of plants, animals, and pathogens impacted the natural environments, political institutions, societies, and commerce of European, Asian, African, and the American societies