Q1W8: October 5-7

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #7
Unit of Instruction13 Colonies
Standard(s) Taught

SS.8.A.2.1 Compare the relationships among the British, French, Spanish, and Dutch in their struggle for colonization of North America.

SS.8.A.2.2 Compare the characteristics of the New England, Middle, and Southern colonies.

SS.8.A.2.3 Differentiate economic systems of New England, Middle and Southern colonies including indentured servants and slaves as labor sources.

SS.8.A.2.4 Identify the impact of key colonial figures on the economic, political, and social development of the colonies.

SS.8.A.1.1 Provide supporting details for an answer from text, interview for oral history, check validity of information from research/text, and identify strong vs. weak arguments.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will simulate and explain the impact of mercantilism on the colonies. 

Classroom Activities


Bluff Review Game


Mercantilism Simulation 

Handout –Mercantilsm WS

Mercantilism Letter

  • Write a letter from the perspective of a merchant in the place that you were from in the simulation regarding how the mercantilist trade policies of the British impact you.
  • Include:
  • How does it impact your colony/country? (3 pts)
  • How does it impact another particular colony/country? (3 pts)
  • What changed between Salutary Neglect and the Navigation and Restraining Acts? (4 pts)
Assignments Due
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