Tobacco Road

Students discuss the meaning of the word economy and and what colonists used to pay for goods when gold and silver were scarce discovering that the people used tobacco for trade. They then divide into groups of four and pretend that the supply of money has become scarce and that they need to find a substitute must be used that is durable, potable, uniform, and finely divisible.

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Grade
5th - 7th
Subjects
Social Studies & History
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Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Simulation