November 18

posted Nov 18, 2011, 5:44 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Nov 18, 2011, 11:46 AM ]
Economics Standard 2.3 -- Understand the government's role in the economy.
Essential Question: What costs and benefits faced European nations as they attempted to create new trade routes?
Day # 54Date:  November 18, 2011Social Studies Standards  
Vocabulary Terms
Target QuestionHow did Columbus' voyages to the New World change the lives of Europeans and Native Americans at the time?WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will understand how the eastern and western hemispheres were brought together by increasing trade between them.WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will discuss similarities and differences between the Aztec and Inca conquests.HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
Instructions
Opening Activities:
Start with a QUIZ over last night's homework assignment. You may use your assignment while you take the quiz, but do not use your textbook or help from another student. 

When you finish your quiz and are waiting for others to catch up, open your Personal Dictionary and add the following words to it:
subsidies (204)
indigenous (460)

Take some time to add details in your Personal Dictionary to help you understand these words until the rest of the class has caught up and is ready to move on. 
---OR --- 
Last night's homework introduced you to more items for your map. If you have some time, add them to your map. (Page numbers are shown to help you find information you might need)
Triangular trade (205-206)
Middle passage (205-206)


In Class Activity:
Take a few minutes to review the Science, Technology & Society section on page 197. What key technologies allowed European explorers to reach new areas of the globe?

Then, watch a short video about Columbus' first voyage.
As you watch, think about the limits that technologies of the time would place on such a voyage. (The video shows many modern technologies that Columbus would not have had available)
What was the biggest technological obstacle placed before Columbus on his first voyage?

Columbus' map

Next, re-read the "Turning Point" section on page 200, and the Social History feature on pages 202-203. Both provide information about the Columbian Exchange. 
What were the positive effects of the Columbian Exchange in the years following it? What were the negative effects? 

How well do you understand elements of the Columbian Exchange? Can you control your diet to include only New World, or Old World, foods? Try out "Whose lunch is it anyway?" to find out.


HOMEWORK:
Tonight's assignment Read "Colonial Latin America"(208-211) then answer these questions:

1)  What kinds of people made up the four main social classes in colonial Latin America? (208)

2) How did each group fit with the others? (How was the entire social structure organized?) (208)

3) On what different types of economic sources did European nations focus their New World activities? (209-210) 

4) What roles did the Catholic Church play in the growth of European influence in the New World? (211) 


This is the last homework assignment for this assessment cycle. Get it finished, and get caught up on any other late assignments for this cycle, over the weekend. 


STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT WHAT TO DO


REMEMBER: To do your best on summative assessments, you'll need to use not only the information that we've discussed in class, but also include information from outside of classroom activities, either from information you already know, or from additional research you complete. Conduct your own research if necessary, or visit the Extension link below for ideas.
Formative AssessmentBe ready for a quiz on tonight's assignment when you get to class MondayHOW YOU WILL DEMONSTRATE WHAT YOU'VE LEARNED TODAY
Summative Assessment

DUE 11/23
Our next summative (graded) assessment will be a blog post in answer to the following question:  
What costs and benefits faced European nations as they attempted to create new trade routes?
Start thinking about examples you learned about today. They will come in handy when you need to write about them later.
WHAT TO DO WHEN FINISHED WITH TODAY'S ACTIVITIES 
Extension

Learn more about explorers from all around the world at the Mariners Museum
Learn more about Marco Polo and the Silk Road with these web resources
WHAT TO DO IF YOU'VE FINISHED THIS WEEK'S SUMMATIVE  ASSESSMENT, OR WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TODAY'S TOPICS
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