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Links 1 through 10 of 163 by Christy Keeler tagged Economics

This is the homepage for educational resources available from and about the Federal Reserve. It includes resources such as lesson plans and resource guides to accompany videos including "In Plain English: Making Sense of the Federal Reserve."

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This website focuses on trade patterns primarily in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The focus is on a place known as “the great carrying place,” a transshipment point where the company headquarters and warehouses of the North West and XY Companies were located. Grand Portage was a trading post located in the midst of a Native community, where company employees wintered, trading with surrounding Ojibwe, also known as the Anishinaabe. The study details how trade patterns at this location impacted the surrounding areas. The document also includes information on how many furs were traded for certain goods and the economic impact of fur trade. This site is very detailed. A good place to pull of information to share with the class, tables students in a 5th grade class could read or as a research document for higher level classes.

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This web page provides information about the origins of logging. It ties in the role of colonist and Jamestown. It also discusses how wars increased the need for lumber. This site would be good for a student web quest activity at a 5th grade level or higher. Students would have to read the article and sift through the details to get the information. The site also has a video on current day logging.

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This is a lesson plan using historic pictures of South Carolina. It teaches using Georgetown County Rice Plantations and Chicora Wood Plantation about the life and culture of African Americans and relates some of those teachings to the influences of Native Americans on African Americans.

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Exploration Fur Trade and Hudson’s Bay Company website has a number of activities geared towards 5th grade and middle school students. Teachers can access Building a Trading Post: How to Choose a Site lesson plan and a crossword puzzle highlighting the role of the HBC in the fur trade industry with Native Americans.

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for some Native Americans this combination provided them with the necessary goods to climb the ladder of wealth. Native Americans were experienced in hunting and the white traders had the steel tools, and as they say the rest is history. The website contains lessons on Basic Units of Trade: Money Blankets & Coppers, Free Presentations in PowerPoint format, and Free Clip Art

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Europeans came to North American in search of precious metals – finding none, they embarked upon the next best thing – furs. The site provides links to articles on early trades, legal and illegal trades, and battles for trades.

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The driving force for this cross-cultural fur trade between Native Americans and Europeans was European fashions. This site provides teachers with information on the pros and cons of this prosperous venture. Appropriate for intermediate grade levels.

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The Buffalo and Native Americans – The trading of buffalo hides provided Native Americans with a lucrative income. This animated clip demonstrates how Native Americans used 100% of the buffalo which roamed their great lands for (e.g., hides were used for clothing, shelter, belts, etc.) It is appropriate for instruction in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes regarding Native Americans during the colonial era. This site also offers links to speeches and photo galleries.

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This website covers the history of some Native American wars that occurred during the Colonial period.

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