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Unit 3: European Global Interactions

Student Assignment Checklist

Focus Questions

  1. Explain how European Voyages lead to empires in the Eastern & Western Hemisphere.
  2. Explain how European colonization of the Americas shaped the global economy and society.
  3. Identify the global impact of  the Atlantic Slave Trade.

Unit Vocabulary

Topics & Textbook Alignment

Global Exploration: 14.1

Conquest in the Americas: 15.1

The Atlantic Slave Trade: 15.4

Effects of Global Contact 15.5

Video Lectures

Global Exploration: 14.1

Conquest in the Americas: 15.1

The Atlantic Slave Trade and Columbian Exchange: 15.4

Lecture PowerPoints

Global Exploration: 14.1

Conquest in the Americas: 15.1

The Atlantic Slave Trade and Columbian Exchange: 15.4

Power Standards:

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

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