Other Worlds: The Voyage of Columbus
Debate over the legacy of Christopher Columbus has opened new perspectives on the Renaissance world that gave impetus to his first voyage, and has raised awareness of the cultures he and those who followed him encountered in the world across the sea. Through the Internet, students can observe the events of 1492 from this dual vantage-point, exploring the two worlds that made contact when Columbus stepped ashore.
No guiding questions
To gain an understanding of the forces within European society that found expression in the voyage of Christopher Columbus
To examine the cultures of those whom Columbus and his successors encountered in the New World
To analyze the degree to which cultural expectations shaped the encounter experience for Columbus
To reconstruct the encounter experience for those who saw Columbus sail into their world.