One of the global effects of the Age of Exploration, and specifically of the dis

One of the global effects of the Age of Exploration, and specifically of the discovery of the New World, was an incredible exchange between the Old World and the New World. This is known as the Columbian Exchange. It resulted in the movement of massive amounts of plants, animals, diseases, and peoples along with cultures and technologies that ultimately spread across the world. Study the Columbian Exchange and consider its impact, sharing your conclusions and perspectives for this discussion.
To begin, watch the two videos on the Columbian Exchange:
Video 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU8h4qgqN18
Video 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQPA5oNpfM4
These videos will provide you with an overview of the exchange and its influence. Feel free to use other unit materials (attached as PDFs) when responding to the discussion questions. Just be sure to cite the sources (see the instructions at the bottom) if you use them.
Please respond to all four of the following questions about the Columbian Exchange in your discussion:
What do you feel were the two most important items exchanged that came from the Old World to the New World? Why were they so important?
What do you feel were the two most important items exchanged that came from the New World to the Old World? Why were they so important?
What was the most significant problem caused or liability introduced during the Columbian Exchange? Explain. (This can be an item from the Old World or the New World.)
Finally, pick something that is a combination of old world and new world items that is a favorite thing of yours and tell us what it is and why. For instance, one of my favorite desserts is a Brazilian sweet called brigadeiros that combines old-world sugar and new-world chocolate to make one little ball of goodness. What would you pick?
Remember to cite your sources. Cite the source you’re using at the end of your sentence using the word in parenthesis:
Video 1 (Christopher Columbus: The Food, The Bad & The Ugly): (Food)
Video 2 (The Columbian Exchange: Crash Course World History #23): (Green)
SASS reading, Columbus journal: (Columbus)
Perspective 1, 2 readings: (PIIP)

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