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63 reviewed resources for mercantilism

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Middle School World History

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A 22-lesson Middle School World History unit uses a unique problem-solving approach to teach tweens economic history. After reading articles that provide background information, pupils engage in activities and simulations that require...
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From Mercantilism to Adam Smith: The Evolution of the Modern Capitalist System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Useful for history or economics classes, this presentation details the characteristics of mercantilism and its evolution into modern-day capitalism. The slides detail Adam's Smith criticism of mercantilism and how, rather than an...
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Scarcity and Choice: Mercantilism - the relationships between England, Africa, and the Americas

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students trace the meaning and importance of mercantilism; past and present.
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Mercantilism and The Colonial American Economy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The invisible hand of trade. Viewers use the AP review video to learn the impact of mercantilism on the American Colonies. They examine the question of taxation without representation as the colonists get more and more upset with the...
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Perspectives on Mercantilism

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders determine how mercantilism contributed to the Revolutionary War. For this mercantilism lesson, 11th graders compare and contrast taxation on colonial products in Britain. Students complete and analyze charts about the...
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Mercantilists and the Midas Touch

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
What is the connection between greed and mercantilism? Historians consider this question by analyzing a fairy-tale like story about King Midas from the nineteenth century. The background information and excerpt help pupils understand the...
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Captain Cook

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Known as the first European to see places like Australia and New Zealand, Captain Cook led the way for the English into the world of exploration. A primary source image of Cook's firsthand account of his voyages and discussion questions...
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Writing Exercises: English Settlements in North America

For Students 9th - 11th
A great writing exercise should have it all. This one requires learners to think critically about cause and effect, compare and contrast, and summarizing. They compose responses to five short answer questions regarding Spanish and...
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Mercantilism

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Student describes how the values and institutions of European economic life took root in the colonies. They then examine how the economic characteristics of the Colonial Period The New England colonies developed an economy based on...
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The Age of Reason and Enlightenment

For Teachers 10th - 12th
A presentation that truly covers the age of reason and enlightenment. Nearly every facet, event, and key player in 18th Century Age of Enlightenment is covered. The information is clear, easy to follow, and lends itself well to note...
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The Atlantic System and Africa 1550-1800

For Teachers 10th - 12th
The Atlantic slave trade is thoroughly depicted and explained here, in terms of economics and pre-colonization. Plantation life, eighteenth century technology, economics of the time, and dealings with Africa are all covered. Note: Each...
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The Seven Years War and the Great Awakening

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
This fantastic video discusses the economic foundations and major implications of the Seven Years War in the United States. It begins by covering the roots of the war in the battle between the British and French over trade in the...
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Morality in Markets: The Two Faces of Adam Smith

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Economist Adam Smith supported free enterprise, he but critiqued mercantilism. These two ideas—seemingly contradictory—may be difficult for some young historians to grasp. A reading that explores these ideas guides scholars in unraveling...
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The Mercantilist World (2)

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive industrialization worksheet, students answer 10 multiple choice questions regarding mercantilism. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Lesson 9: Tracking Commodities

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Over the corse of a month, small groups will monitor the price of a specific energy commodity and analyze it in relation to global and domestic events. They play a trade simulation game and create infographics showing what they've...
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Where US Politics Came From

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
After the passage of the United States Constitution, the founding fathers faced a difficult question: What kind of country should we be? How democratic should we be, and much free speech should we have? Discover the different visions...
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2018 AP® United States History Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Learners explore the the Age of Imperialism using primary sources and an authentic College Board documents-based question. Other prompts explore the economic changes brought about by the American Civil War, technology, mercantilism, and...
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US History and Government Examination: June 2016

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A comprehension check uses multiple-choice and essay questions for a balanced examination concepts in both US History and government. The test covers a variety of topics, including British mercantilism, the Monroe Doctrine, and the...
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Colonials & Revolutionaries: Background Historical & Cultural Information

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
The four major trends of the 18th century (The Enlightenment, the Great Awakening, British global ambitions, and economic disagreements) are the focus of a PowerPoint that places in context such influences as deism, mercantilism,...
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2017 AP® United States History Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Were unfair taxes really the cause of the American Revolution? Learners explore the complicated historiography behind the revolutionary period using authentic College Board prompts. The free-response questions from the exam feature...
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Determining Mercantile Volume of a Pine Tree

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders, acting as foresters, determine timber volumes as sawtimber or pulpwood for marketing. They find the marketable value of a tree using its diameter and volume.
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The Mighty Mississippi River

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students acquire in-depth knowledge of the geographic significance of the Mississippi River. They identify and expand their knowledge of the role of the river in the development of cities. Finally, students gain insight into the ways...
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Imperialism: Beginnings and Basic Structure

For Teachers 10th - 12th
A great presentation awaits young historians as they delve into the causes, types, and motives for British Imperialism. Each slide provides clear information regarding new imperialism occurring from 1875-1948. Justifications for...
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Causes of the American Revolution

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
Beginning with the experience of hearing that lockers in school will be taxed, through analysis of political cartoons and informational text, and culminating in a debate between loyalists and patriots, your class members will engage in a...

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