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Unit Overview: Why have historians described 1492 as a turning point in world history?

National Curriculum

For next step we recommend the unit: How far did fear allow the Aztecs to control an Empire?.


4 lessons

The Columbian Exchange

In this lesson, we will investigate the 'Columbian Exchange' - the mass movement of people, animals, crops and disease - between the 'Old World' of Europe and the 'New World' of the Americas, and consider how this exchange has shaped the subsequent 500 years.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 31m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Worksheet
  • Transcript