Category Archives: Columbus

More on the Columbian Exchange

1. I mentioned in class that corn found in the wild is very different from the corn we see in the store. In this picture you see the differences between corn’s ancestor in the wild and the results of human … Continue reading

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How did we figure out the Earth is round?

Attached below is a really well done document that summarizes the way people reasoned the shape of the Earth long before anyone sailed around the world and satellites, etc. It’s written by one of my favorite authors, Isaac Asimov. We … Continue reading

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Humanities HW 9/27, 9/30

1. Add three entries to each side of the Columbus charts. Make sure each of your entries is complete and well explained and includes a source. If you want to download a word document so that you can type your … Continue reading

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Marco Polo Documentary

This is a link to a really, really great documentary that aired on PBS a year or two ago.  Two guys decide that they are going to travel along Marco Polo’s path in modern times to see what those places … Continue reading

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Marco Polo Documentary

This is a link to a really, really great documentary that aired on PBS a year or two ago.  Two guys decide that they are going to travel along Marco Polo’s path in modern times to see what those places … Continue reading

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Ptolemey’s Map

A week or two ago there was some question about the map that appears in our textbook in Chapter 15 on pages 74-75. There was some weird Latin writing on it and faces blowing wind from the different directions. I … Continue reading

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Columbus Sailed to Iceland?

There are some stories but no solid proof yet, that Columbus as a young sailor went to Iceland.  Iceland was probably the furthest known place to the Europeans of that day and it is possible that stories of the Viking … Continue reading

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