Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Triangle Trade and Millionaire Project

I wanted to post a couple of pictures of the triangle trade lesson we did today. I don’t know that you can really tell what is going on. To illustrate the triangle trade I put pictures up to represent each of the countries involved (Africa, Colonies, Britain). Then I strung yarn across the room representing each of the trade routes. Then I hung signs and arrows on them telling the goods that were traded and the direction. The coolest part of this (besides having yarn strung all across the room) is that to illustrate what happens when one of them decided to not trade any more, I cut one of the strings. We then see that quickly the rest of the triangle collapses.

We also worked on the millionaire project today. I have put most of the information online. Click on the link above to go to the class web site and then click on Millionaire. This is where all of the information is housed. Ask your child what there theme is and how they think they are going to spend their million dollars.

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