To understand the effect of mercantilism on European countries and their colonies.
2 class periods
Give each student a copy of pages 11A - 11D. Read with the class the background information. Give the students about 15 minutes to do the questions, then briefly discuss their answers. Divide the class into 5 teams -- Portugal, Spain, France, England, and The Netherlands. Put these countries on the board so you can keep score during the game. Go over the game rules and begin.
A 20-question follow up quiz is provided to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.