Document-Based Question: The Columbian Exchange
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1. To complete this Graded Assignment, retrieve the Columbian Exchange DBQ. Use this document with its essay instructions and the DBQ Checklist to complete this DBQ essay. Please consult the rubric throughout the process.
Using the documents, analyze the costs and benefits of the Columbian Exchange on the New World. What additional kind of documents would you need to analyze this topic?
When Europe, Africa, and Asia came to the New World, known as the Columbian Exchange, they brought along many new species of plants and animals, along with a multitude of diseases that altered …show more content…
The trees, fruit, and herbs are very different than the ones he was used to. (Document 1).The English weren't the only ones that were exploring the New World. The French and Dutch were also in the New World and they were bringing animals and invasive weeds. (Document 3). Some of the animals brought over by Columbus were cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs. (Document 10). The point of view from document 1 is written from Christopher Columbus when he journeyed to the New World. He talked about everything ha had seen while on his journey and recounted what happened while they were in the New …show more content…
Has acceptable thesis.
Expands beyond basic core of 1–7. The basic score of 7 must be achieved before a student can earn expanded core points. Examples:
Has a clear, comprehensive, and analytical thesis.
Shows careful and insightful analysis.
Uses documents persuasively as evidence.
Shows an understanding of complexities in the documents.
Analyzes bias or point of view in most or all documents.
Analyzes the documents in additional ways, such as additional groupings, comparisons, or syntheses.
Brings in relevant historical context.
Explains why additional types of documents or sources are needed.
2. Addresses all of the documents and demonstrates understanding of all or all but one.
3. Supports thesis with appropriate evidence from all or all but one document.
Supports thesis with appropriate evidence from all but two documents.
4. Analyzes point of view in at least two documents. Students are encouraged to identify point of view in at least three to five documents.
5. Analyzes documents by grouping them in two or three ways.
6. Identifies and explains the need for one type of appropriate additional document or source.