The Columbian Exchange
As we have learned in Unit 3, one of the global effects of the Age of Exploration, and specifically of the discovery of the New World, was an incredible exchange between the Old World and the New World. This is known as the Columbian Exchange. It resulted in the movement of massive amounts of plants, animals, diseases, and peoples along with cultures and technologies that ultimately spread across the world. For this discussion, you will study the Columbian Exchange and consider its impact, posting your conclusions and perspectives in the discussion forum.
To begin, watch (or rewatch) the Crash Course video on the Columbian Exchange, which is included below. This will provide you with an overview of the exchange and its influence. After watching the video, do your own research on the Columbian Exchange and its impact in preparation for posting in the forums. When you are ready to post, please respond to all four of the following questions about the Columbian Exchange: