This Colonial Tobacco Economy unit also includes:
Tobacco as money? Middle schoolers investigate how eighteenth-century Virginia farmers used tobacco as a cash crop to buy tools, livestock, and household goods. They also examine the connection between tobacco production and the slave trade with primary source documents.
- Laminate board game materials for reuse
- If grown in your area, arrange with a tobacco farmer to bring in examples of tobacco plants in various stages of the harvesting process
- Requires considerable prep time to gather and prepare materials, including making color copies of the vocabulary worksheet
- The 49-page packet includes a detailed unit plan, answer keys, and directions for how to construct the board game that models bartering and risk management