Read the following secondary sources by Historians Charles Beard and Howard Zinn. After answering the following questions provided, post your position on the following questions. Reply to two of your peers.
1. Which reading do you think is more accurate? Why? Explain.
2. Is the year that these books were published significant? Why/why not? Explain.
You will be reading two viewpoints on the relationship between colonists and Native Americans during the colonial era. In a paragraph, defend which view you think is the most accurate. Defend your argument with three examples. Reply to one of your peers who has taken an opposite view of your own.
The Columbian Exchange refers to a period of cultural and biological exchanges between the New and Old Worlds. Exchanges of plants, animals, diseases and technology transformed European and Native American ways of life. Beginning after Columbus’ discovery in 1492 the exchange lasted throughout the years of expansion and discovery. The Columbian Exchange impacted the social and cultural makeup of both sides of the Atlantic. Advancements in agricultural production, evolution of warfare, increased mortality rates and education are a few examples of the effect of the Columbian Exchange on both Europeans and Native Americans.
1. Go to the Period 1 page, read an article on the Columbian Exchange if you need a refresher.
2. Using the information provided in the article and your knowledge of the Columbian Exchange answer the following question in a well-developed paragraph on the blog. Reply to one of your peers. Blog post is due Thursday morning by 7am.
Which group benefited the most from the Columbian Exchange; Amerindians of the New World or Europeans of the Old World?
Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year here on the blog page. We will be using this blog to reflect upon primary source readings and activities throughout the year. You can find your primary source blog assignments under the specific period we are studying (under the A.P. United States History Tab.) Also, please check out other tabs under the course which covers the AP Exam, classroom guidelines, and syllabus. Have a great start to the year!