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Social Studies


Global Trade After 1600


Political and Economic Aspects of Settlement Patterns

Recommended Technology: 
  • White board or projection device for whole class participation
  • tablets/laptops for student use
  • internet access

Part 1: In the Beginning - Beyond Barbados: The Carolina Connection

Less than 1 hour
Lesson type: 
1:1 Lesson
Lesson overview: 

Most students today understand that the Carolinas were colonized by the English who had come to Charleston by way of the Caribbean trade routes, primarily Barbados. This module describes the beginnings of Barbados and how the concept of “place” helped to shape it economically and culturally.


Essential Question: 

How can the concept of “place” be explained through social interactions?

Driving Question: Place can have many definitions. How did the unique blend of location, geography, and economic factors make Barbados an attractive “place” for colonization?


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Lesson created by:
Lisa Ray and Lewis Huffman
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