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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.

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Classroom Activity - Travel and Trade Changed the World


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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?

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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.