Tulip Mania

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9th - 12th
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48 pages
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Tulip Mania the card game is an opportunity to engage in an economics simulation by participating in an auction, speculating about price, and selling for profit (hopefully). This helps students understand what happened in history as well as give them a different perspective about events more recently. History does repeat itself after all.

Students will spend time learning the vocabulary words surrounding the lesson and will complete a short vocabulary workbook. Students will read a quick-read history about tulip mania before playing the card game. After the game a summary is included for those who wish to complete one and discussion prompts help drive conversation about the history, the game, and the concepts.

Tulip Mania the card game requires students to manage their budgets, watch market trends, participate in auctions, and make important financial decisions in order to end the game with the most money in their coffers!

This is a Common Core Aligned resource.


What’s Included:

  • Game setup and rules
  • Tulip Mania card game
  • Sample lesson plan
  • Vocabulary workbook packet
  • Short read history about tulip mania
  • Common core aligned summary
  • Additional game support documents


This is NOT a low-prep lesson. PREPARING THE CARD GAME WILL TAKE SIGNIFICANT TIME the first time you do it. DO NOT purchase if you have insufficient time to prep this resource. (Printing everything will take at least one prep period. Cutting the tulip cards, if you have a good paper cutter, will take you one prep period but more likely, two. Cutting the money, if you have a good paper cutter, will take you two prep periods.)

Once you have prepped this resource and if your students do not destroy it and you yourself take care of the resource, you will not have to prep it en masse again. Like any other game, the more precautions you take to preserve the game, the longer it will last.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including analyzing how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).
Evaluate various explanations for actions or events and determine which explanation best accords with textual evidence, acknowledging where the text leaves matters uncertain.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.


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