Tulip Mania

Tulip Mania
Tulip Mania
Tulip Mania
Tulip Mania
Tulip Mania
Tulip Mania
Tulip Mania
Tulip Mania
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Tulip Mania is a unique moment in history but learning the trading market and speculation is difficult for many students. 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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