Today we began watching a documentary called “America Before Columbus”

For the students, the assignment is as follows:

The following documentary reveals the Americas before the arrival of Columbus and describes what Europe was like prior to Columbus’s departure for the new world, including the impact the Europeans had on the Americas after these explorers arrived.

You are to each take notes on the following information:

1. What were the Americas like prior to Columbus and other European explorers?

2. What was Europe like prior to the discovery of the Americas?

3. What affects did the arrival of Europeans have on the Americas?

Your group will present this information to the class in which you will DESCRIBE America and Europe prior to the European exploration, including the impact these explorers had on the Americas.


We broke out our reading journals and outlined our new chapter: Chapter 2: A Spatial Way of Thinking and we assessed what we knew or didn’t know about the material.


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