Essential Question: How have key turning points in the history of the Western Hemisphere affected the people who live there?


History is full of turning points. A turning point is a key event or series of events that, taken as a whole, significantly changes the way of life for a group of people.

  1. How was the Spanish Conquest a turning point in the lives of the Aztecs and Inca?
  2. How was the Louisiana Purchase a turning in the United States?
  3. Will the formation of Nunavut be a turning point for the Inuit people of Canada?
  4. What major turning points in our history led to you and your family coming to the Western Hemisphere?