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Standard 3
Students will investigate the diffusion and interaction of cultures from the Classical Period through the Age of Discovery.
Objective 3
Compare and contrast the founding and organization of Spanish and Portuguese colonial empires to northern European trading empires.

 
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  • Other Worlds: The Voyage of Columbus
    Debate over the legacy of Christopher Columbus has opened new perspectives on the Renaissance world that gave impetus to his first voyage, and has raised awareness of the cultures he and those who followed him encountered in the world across the sea. Through the Internet, students can observe the events of 1492 from this dual vantage-point, exploring the two worlds that made contact when Columbus stepped ashore. The goals of this lesson plan are to gain an understanding of the forces within European society that found expression in the voyage of Christopher Columbus; to examine the cultures of those whom Columbus and his successors encountered in the New World; to analyze the degree to which cultural expectations shaped the encounter experience for Columbus; to reconstruct the encounter experience for those who saw Columbus sail into their world.

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