You all know the old saying from grade school, "In fourteen hundred ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue." Now let's go beyond this famous line to the real importance of Christopher Columbus' discovery of America. Your task is to click on this link and carefully read The Significance of 1492. When you are finished reading, answer the following questions.
1. Why was the 500th anniversary of Columbus' discovery treated differently than the 400th anniversary?
2. What were some results of the meeting of the two worlds?
3. Explain the impact of European diseases on the Native Americans.
4. How did Columbus' discovery contribute to the modern concept of progress?
Directions: You will submit your answers by finding your class color below. Click where it says comments in the bottom right corner. Click on open ID. Use your first name and last initial to identify yourself. Be sure to number your answers.