Let's Find a Deal - How the Crusades Led to the Finding of the New World

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  • Aug 6 2010 8:51 AM

    Cort Mitchell

    This resource was matched by a member of the Brokers of Expertise Standards Matching Team.  Sets the stage for why Europeans explored and found the New World.

  • Jul 23 2010 3:30 PM

    John Garrett

     

    This resource was matched by a member of the Brokers of Expertise Standards Matching Team.

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In this EconEdLink lesson, students explain the importance of the Crusades to the discovery of the "New World" and learn about the economic importance of the new markets created by demand for new trade goods. As these markets were created, new trade routes were needed. Students discuss the costs and benefits of the various new trade routes and analyze why rulers would fund or not fund development of these routes. This lesson incorporates an interactive student activity and links to a variety of Web resources. Less

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    Grade: 6 to 8

    Topics: History-Social Science, World History, Economics

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