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Comparative characteristics of societies in the Americas, Western Europe, and Western Africa that increasingly interacted after 1450

A.  The student understands the patterns of change in indigenous societies in the Americas up to the Columbian voyages

B.  The student understands changes in Western European societies in the age of exploration

C.  The student understands developments in Western African societies in the period of early contact with Europeans

D.  The student understands the differences and similarities among Africans, Europeans, and Native Americans who converged in the western hemisphere after 1492


Colonial City: Revolutionary Battleground
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant transcripts:
Henry Hudson
The Dutch and Indian Wars

Relevant interactive tools:
The Native American Population
The Native American Population

Urban Crisis: Fire and Water
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant interactive tools:
Don't Be Stupid; Look for Water
Don't Be Stupid; Look for Water

The Origins of Slavery in the New World
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant pages:
The Triangular Trades: The Expansion of Europe
The Triangular Trades: The Slave Gun Cycle
The Triangular Trades: Continuity of Slavery
Slavery in The Americas

Equiano: A Slave's Autobiography
Resource Type: Primary Source
Olaudah Equiano was enslaved as a child after he and his sister were kidnapped in Africa. His autobiography offers a rare comparison of African and American cultures.

Mapping Early New York City
Resource Type: Classroom Simulation
In this innovative simulation students learn the skills of mapping. Although focused here on the early history of New York City, these skills can be applied to any urban center in any time period.

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