Cod and the Settlement of New England



This lesson draws primarily from Mark Kurlansky’s book "Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World." Its subject is cod fishing in early maps of New England and the motivation for European settlement of the New World. Teachers can use this gallery walk in conjunction with assigning the text or sections of the text, or as a stand-alone lesson. This lesson was created by Max McCullough: 2017 Carolyn A. Lynch Teacher Fellow at the Leventhal Map & Education Center.

Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12
The Americas to 1620, Colonization and Settlement (1585-1763), Emergence of the First Global Age (1450-1770), World History Across the Eras, Geography
New England
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