Unit 2: How Trade and Travel Changed the World
Lesson I: Old and New World Exchanges
Activator: The World 1300-1550s
Directions: Select each continent to preview some of the events from this time period.
Classroom Activity - Travel and Trade Changed the World
Directions: Prepare a response to the discussion questions below. Follow your teacher's directions to participate in your class discussion.
- How do the events listed from the period 1300-1550 show the role of travel in exchanges between societies of the world?
- What are the potential benefits of interaction between different people of the world?
- What are the potential costs of interaction for different people of the world?
Select the link to review the Discussion Scoring Tool (pdf).
You have now previewed examples of developments related to travel and trade from around the world during the period 1300-1550. Move on to the opening about the costs and benefits of exchanges.