DEFINING MOMENTS Downloadable Lessons
Publication Date: 3/2009
The first encounter between Christopher Columbus and the inhabitants of Hispaniola was the beginning of widespread exchanges across the hemispheres—food, goods, gold, and, to the devastation of many Native Americans, disease. With this Defining Moment, students investigate this momentous meeting, and speculate: What if it had been the Europeans who carried home a highly infectious and deadly disease?
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