Back in the days of Christopher Columbus, voyages made across bodies of ...
Back in the days of Christopher Columbus, voyages made across bodies of water were dependent upon winds and currents to drive the sailing ships. Thus good navigation routes were often determined by prevailing weather conditions such as the Trade Winds, and then discovered by explorers. In this lesson, students will explore the wind climatology for the Atlantic Ocean basin (as determined by satellite data from the past ten years), and then compare it to the route documented by Columbus in 1492.
Explores the last 500 years of world history. In examining this large ...
Explores the last 500 years of world history. In examining this large expanse of time, students focus on four related themes: struggles between Europeans and colonized peoples; the global formation of capitalist economies and industrialization; the formation of modern states; and the development of tastes and disciplines within bourgeois society. The Opium War, the French and Haitian Revolutions, and advertising are a few of the topics discussed. Almost all readings are documents from the periods under investigation.