Tariff of Abominations "Simulation" - Hook Activity

Tariff of Abominations "Simulation" - Hook Activity
Tariff of Abominations "Simulation" - Hook Activity
Tariff of Abominations "Simulation" - Hook Activity
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My students always struggle with the Tariff of Abominations - until this year! I finally created a way for students to understand this tariff. This is a 15 minute mini-lesson/simulation/introduction to get students to understand why the South hated this tariff!

In this simulation, students will play the role of a Southern plantation owner, Northern factory owner, English factory owner and a shipper/sailor. Students will deliver cotton to the North and the Northern factory owner will make t-shirts. The shipper will deliver cotton to the English factory owner, who will make English T-shirts. As the ship returns to the South with English T-shirts, the Tariff of Abominations is passed by Congress and students will see why the South is ANGRY over this tariff. This simulation ends with student "chanting" and a recording page where students create (formative assessment) thought bubbles to summarize the Northern and Southern reaction to the tariff.

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-26 page PDF (includes all images to print)
-detailed instructions for the teacher
-pictures of my actual classroom so you can see how I set this up personally
-2 examples of the "formative assessment" where students create thought bubbles.

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Tariff of Abominations "Simulation" - Hook Activity
Tariff of Abominations "Simulation" - Hook Activity
Tariff of Abominations "Simulation" - Hook Activity