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A Lesson to Accompany "Benjamin Franklin and the Birth of a Paper Money Economy"

Learners examine the role of money in the colonial economy by participating in a trading activity. In this colonial economy lesson, students complete an activity to learn about colonial trade and what happens when there is a lack of money. Learners research the difficulties associated with barter and read a booklet "Benjamin Franklin and the Birth of a Paper Money Economy" to learn about Franklin's role for money in the economy. Students study land banks and inflation.

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Grade
10th - Higher Ed
Subjects
Social Studies & History
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategies
Research
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