Defoe (pictured left) claims that Britain was ‘the most flourishing and opulent country in the world’ – and students need to work out the extent to which this view is justified.
The enquiry encourages students to apply criteria, extracting information from a range of sources to ‘match up’ with the different criteria.
Finally, students improve a dodgy internet answer about the state of the economy during the period, giving a more balanced response.
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- Resource 1: PDF
- Worksheet 1: PDF