Dropping the bomb on 16-year olds in History

Class started late, so we only got partway through my lecture. I’m doing one class lecture, one class primary sources, for each unit. This class meets 4 days per week. So I wound up finishing on the powerpoint slide that mentions the bad part of the Columbian Exchange.

The one that says “One Fifth of all Humanity Dies.”*

Twenty-seven students’ jaws dropped. Hee hee hee. Pay attention in class, kids. History counts.

* 1491

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