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The Columbian Exchange

The Columbian Exchange

Current Events & Pop Culture

Available to teachers only as part of the Teaching The Columbian Exchange Teacher Pass


Teaching The Columbian Exchange Teacher Pass includes:

  • Assignments & Activities
  • Reading Quizzes
  • Current Events & Pop Culture articles
  • Discussion & Essay Questions
  • Challenges & Opportunities
  • Related Readings in Literature & History

Sample of Current Events & Pop Culture


Too Many Tourists?

A 2007 article from the New York Times travel section considers the controversy surrounding a proposed bridge to the former Incan capital Machu Picchu and comments on the heavy flow of tourism in the region.


Excerpt

“With around 2,500 visitors a day, some believe there are already too many tourists roaming around Machu Picchu destroying not just the ruins, but also the flora and fauna. They say the bridge could double that number of daily visitors and further endanger the site.”