Age of Exploration: Video Questions

1. What are some reasons Native Americans resent the fact that Christopher Columbus was glorified for so long? Because Christopher Columbus lead the other europeans to America which caused genocide of the native Americans and also caused them to enslave the native Americans. Columbus and his colleagues also did not treat the native Americans well. … [Read more…]

Guns, Germs and Steel Video Questions

Video: 1. At the time that the Spanish conquistador’s invaded the Inca Empire, they were armed with state of the art weaponry. Describe this weaponry. They used steel swords, guns and also armor. this gave them an advantage over the inca. They also rode horses. 2. What is Jared Diamond’s explanation for why the Spanish had … [Read more…]

Christopher Columbus

Volcabulary   Word Definition Sentence from the Text Petrel A bird that lives around the sea. “we saw petrels, and a green reed…” Doublet Two similar things “I would give a silk doublet to the man…” Laden Something that is weighted down. “and a thorn branch laden with red fruits” Indistinct Something which is not … [Read more…]