Colony Proposal Assignment

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This is an activity for students to work on in teams in which they will create formal proposals for colonizing the New World. Within their proposals, students will need to determine their location, how the colony will be profitable, the people that will be attracted to the colony, whether or not they will allow for the use of slaves, and how they plan to interact with the Natives. They will need to make a cohesive argument that addresses these issues. In addition, teams will act as joint-stock companies as they listen to and ultimately judge the other proposals. At the end, there will be two winning teams — one for the best proposal and one for making the best investments.

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