ERIC Number: ED458173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
New World Mystery. Lesson Plan.
Glaser, Tom W.
To better understand the issues behind the colonization of the New World and to see why some colonies and empires failed while others flourished, students analyze the motivations and resources of the colonial powers. Noting that the results of the colonial era are counter-intuitive (the Spanish, who colonized areas rich in gold, silver, and precious stones, went bankrupt, while the English, who had only dead plants and animals to work with, thrived and conquered), the lesson plan asks students to research the anomaly for two weeks and to prepare a statement as if they were going to deliver it to the King of either Spain or England. The lesson plan provides a rationale; sets forth goals and objectives; gives procedures; discusses content; and describes evaluation. (Contains a 24-item bibliography.) (BT)
Descriptors: Colonialism, Comparative Analysis, Economics, Foreign Countries, Land Settlement, Persuasive Discourse, Simulation, Social Studies, Student Research, United States History, World History
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Foundation for Teaching Economics, Davis, CA.
Identifiers - Location: Spain; United Kingdom (England)