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Social Studies
 
  Grade Level:   5  
  EALR:   2. ECONOMICS The student applies understanding of economic concepts and systems to analyze decision-making and the interactions between individuals, households, businesses, governments, and societies.  
  Component:   2.2 Understands how economic systems function.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   2.2.2 Understands how trade affected the economy of the thirteen colonies.  
 
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Examples
-Explains how the triangular trade between Britain, Africa, and the thirteen colonies supported cotton, tobacco, and sugar production in the colonies.
-Explains the causes and effects of Eastern Woodland tribes trading with the French.
-Explains how and why the colonists traded cotton, tobacco, and sugar.
-Explains that the African slave trade provided labor for the farming in the colonies.
-Explains the fur trade system between Eastern Woodland tribes and European colonists.
Suggested Unit
  • U.S.—Encounter, Colonization, and Devastation