Africa and Atlantic Slave Trade Readings

Here are three readings for Chapter 20. Please answer the questions that go with each reading. This assignment will be due at the beginning of the next class period.

Appeal to the King of Portugal
What exactly is the complaint of the King of Kongo? What seems to be the impact of Portuguese traders (factors) in the Congo? What does King Affonso want the King of Portugal to do?

Slave Trader
What were the ways Bosman received slaves?  Which method does he prefer?  What are the comparisons of Dutch ships and those of other Europeans?

Enslaved Captive
How was slavery in Africa different from slavery in America?  What were the worst aspects of the Atlantic slave trades according to the author?  Why does Equiano address his audience as “nominal Christians”?


Early Latin America Questions

In your group answer the following questions on Latin America.

  1. In what sense can it be said that the nature of the Latin American colonies was simply a reflection of Iberian society?  Be sure to address at least 3 different characteristics (cultural, political, religious, economic, etc)

2. Compare and contrast the colonies of Spanish America with Portuguese Brazil.

3. Compare Latin American labor systems with either Russian or feudal European practices.

4. Compare the Spanish conquest of the Americas with one of the following…
-Post-Classical Arab conquest of the Middle East
-Classical Roman conquest of the Mediterranean world
-Mongol conquest of the Eastern World

5. How did Latin American demography and environment change from Pre-Columbian times through the era of Spanish/Portuguese colonization?


Ch 18 Project

Select one person or event and choose one of the following tasks to complete.  This project will be extra credit, you do not have to complete it.  The project will be due on 10/30 at the start of class.

Moviemaker (1 person)

Write a one page “pitch” to a producer explaining why the story of the person or event would  make a great movie.

Collage (1 person)

Create a collage around a person or event.

Timeline (1 person)

Create a timeline that includes both the events in the novel and historical information of the time. Try using Post-Its on a whiteboard or butcher paper!

Board game (2 to 3 people)

Design a board game on a person or event.

Trailer (2 to 3 people)

Movie previews always offer a quick sequence of the best moments that make us want to watch it.

Sing me a song (1 person)

Write a song/ballad about the person or event.

One Act Play (1 to 3 people)

Write and perform a one act play. The play needs to be at least 3 minutes long and everyone must perform.

Events and People

Glorious Revolution

John Locke

Francis Bacon

Isaac Newton

Rene Descartes

William Harvey


Scientific Revolution

Gold and Silver-Impact on world


Martin Luther

John Calvin and Calvinism

Johannes Gutenberg

Renaissance, either Italian or Northern



The World Economy Readings

Here are the readings for Transoceanic Exploration.  Please answer the questions at the end of the each reading.

14.3 The Portuguese in Africa and India: Duarte Barbosa

14.4 “Cut Off Their Ears, Hands and Noses!”: Gaspar Correa

14.8 The British Encounter Maoris: A Sailor’s Impressions

Documents in World History


SAQ #4

Answer each part of the question using complete sentences and specific examples when needed. Please email your response to lwaddell@tempeunion.org.

Compare the growth of the networks of exchange along the Silk Roads and the Indian Ocean trade network. 

a) Identify ONE similarity between the economic factors that encouraged trade on the Silk Road and the Indian Ocean trade networks in the period from 1200 to 1450 CE.

b) Identify ONE difference between the technologies used to expand trade on the Silk Road and the Indian Ocean trade networks in the period from 1200 to 1450 CE.

c) Identify ONE similarity between the cultural effects of the development of trade on the Silk Road and the Indian Ocean trade networks in the period from 1200 to 1450 CE.