Discovery and/or exploration of the New Worldand then research and discuss its importance to the era.
For this introductory discussion each student should pick a sub-topic relating to the discovery and/or exploration of the New Worldand then research and discuss its importance to the era. This could be a technological development or the emergence of a new way of thinking, enhanced understanding of the world and its natural forces or the ways and means that these kinds of ideas were communicated to more people and places.
There are many choices available. Choose one of special interest to you, do some research, and relate it in your essay to the larger picture. Then reply to two classmates, adding perspective from your research to their topic.
Generate your essay in MS Word, spell-check and proof-read, then copy-paste to the forum. The deadline for essay postings is Sunday 1/11 at midnight.
2 replies to classmates are due 24 hours later. The minimum length of your essay is 100 words. Cite your source(s) of research at the end of your essay. Do not copy-paste directly from your source.
*NOTE: Give a one or two word title to your essay. Example: The Compass