An Overview of the Columbian Exchange
Discover the goods traded between the Americas and Europe — including produce, plants, and animals — thanks to Columbus' voyages.
- Grades: 3–5, 6–8
A major consequence of Columbus' voyages was the eventual exchange of goods between the Old World (Europe) and the New World (the Americas). Listed below are some of the goods that were shared in this "Columbian Exchange" between the continents.
From Europe to the Americas
From the Americas to Europe
|Avocados||Beans (kidney, navy, lima)||Bell peppers||Black-eyed Susans|
|Cacao (for chocolate)||Chili peppers||Corn||Cotton|