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“Sales, Auctions, and Exchanges Go on Constantly”: The Song Chinese Economy

A discussion of the Song Chinese economy.

Bram Hubbell
Bram Hubbell
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“Sales, Auctions, and Exchanges Go on Constantly”: The Song Chinese Economy
From page 39 of the AP World History Course and Exam Description
From page 39 of the AP World History Course and Exam Description

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Teaching economic concepts in history courses can sometimes be challenging. Lists of trade items are not always exciting for students. And if one is teaching AP World History, we want to get students excited about the material at the start of the year. The first topic in Unit 1 asks students to understand how Song China’s economy was “commercialized” and why it “flourished.” I can think of topics that might be more fun for teenagers.


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