Seeming to confirm the old adage that it takes money to make money, this lesson traces the meteoric rise of the Dutch Republic in the 1600s. Starting with the immpact of its geographic location on its history, the PowerPoint traces the progressive expansion of its trade network from the local herring trade and the Baltic "mother trade" to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Africa, and South-east Asia. The PowerPoint has picture essays on windmills, Dutch seascapes and city-scapes, the Dutch Republic's remarkable trade fleet, and the Anglo-Dutch naval wars.
This is a self-contained PowerPoint that develops slide by slide while other notes for the students scroll down the side. It can be run as a timed presentation on its own, presented slide by slide for discussion, or integrated into your other lectures. There are also extensive pictures with captions mixed in to illustrate the lesson and capture students’ interest. This packet also contains a student reading, flowchart, and the author’s own research notes which contain lots of details and interesting trivia to spice up your class.
NOTE: If this Powerpoint doesn’t come in the new color scheme, it comes with one slide that has the whole flowchart in the newer color scheme, if you want to convert the other slides. I’m in the process of converting all the Powerpoints to the new color scheme over the next year. Check the free preview to see if this particular lesson has been converted yet.
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