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A Trip to the First Mall

Consuming Splendor: Luxury Goods in England (1580-1680)

Shakespeare for Kids

Between 1580 and 1680 in England, people were buying more and more luxury items, from porcelain bowls to pearls to lace to chocolate. Like the shopping malls of today, the Royal Exchange and the New Exchange in London were places people went to meet friends and see the latest fashions, as well as to shop.


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Luxury Scavenger Hunt
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Chocolate Recipe
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Design a Shop
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Fashion, Then and Now
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Luxuries from Around the World
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Do It Yourself
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