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Trekking to Timbuktu: A Center of Trade

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students conduct online research regarding the origins of the city of Timbuktu and discover why it became such an important place. Students write about the city's origins until it became a part of Mali.
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Limiting Trade

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Read a narrative describing various types of trade restrictions, and then engage in a debate about a new tariff. Critical thinkers will evaluate arguments to determine who benefits and who is hurt by the new tariff. Consider assigning...
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Comparative Advantage and Gains from Trade

For Students 11th - 12th
Using a formula and several economic scenarios, learners answer six problem solving questions and finish a graph. They will use this worksheet to better understand comparative advantage and economic gains made through trade.
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Life in Old Babylonia: The Importance of Trade

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine the trade network in Old Babylonia. They analyze maps, explore various websites, develop a list of goods imported to and exported from Babylonia, and write an essay.
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The Ancient Civilization of Mali

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Students explore the ancient civilization of Mali and examine various historical and cultural aspects of the civilization. In this ancient civilization of Mali lesson, students examine trade with respect to geographic locations, discover...
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Life in Ancient Ghana, Mali, and Songhai

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students study the ancient African kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. They brainstorm what they know about ancient African kingdoms before investigating the trade and barter situations, and researching one of the kingdoms for an oral...
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Chapter 37: International Trade

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Several graphs help to illustrate the dynamics of international trade in this slideshow. World prices, imports and exports, and the economic impact of tariffs are detailed in the presentation, along with arguments for free trade and the...
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Today's World

For Teachers 10th - 11th
While not an exhaustive review of globalization and trade, this overview of the inter-related nature of the economy would be a good tool to use in the classroom. This resource could be used to begin a discussion on the various topics...
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Economic Reasoning: Why Are We A Nation Of Couch Potatoes?

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students examine the visual aids of this lesson to study the costs and benefits of decisions about diet and exercise. They investigate human choice as it affects behavior and in turns effects economics and consequences.
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Trade in Precontact Alaska

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore the geography of Alaska and its effect on trade. In this ancient Alaska lesson, students participate in a simulation that requires them to trade with those in the territory and outside of it.
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Belief Systems Along the Silk Roads

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Learners examine cultural diffusion. In this Silk Road lesson plan, learners research primary sources to compare and contrast the religious beliefs encountered and shared by those who traded along the Silk Road route.
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The Importance of Imports

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore world trade by examining items they find at home and listing countries those items came from. Data is displayed on a map and charted according to continent. They discuss how products are transported.
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We Live in an International Community

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students locate the different countries from which their clothing originates. Using a blank map, they identify and color in those areas.
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Trade in the Indian Ocean: Should China End Zheng He's Treasure Voyages?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the amount of trade that occurs in the Indian Ocean. Using China as an example, they discuss the reasons why it ended its treasure voyages in the area and predict what would have happened if the voyages continued. They...
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Base Ten Blocks Rods and Flats (A)

For Students 1st - 2nd
Using visual cues and hands on manipulatives are great for conveying concepts in a concrete way. Learners are given a set of rods, they break the set up into flats, then count the rods left over to determine an answer. There are 5...
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Basics Of Foreign Trade And Exchange

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Have your scholars read a handout related to the foreign trade market and how there is an exchange of goods. They read the information as a research assignment and make connections as to how the market fits together.
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Westward Expansion

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students locate California and New York on a map and explore available means of travel in the 19th century. Students explore the role of trade in pioneer America and simulate various barter transactions.
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2nd Grade Social Studies

For Teachers 2nd
Having a basic understanding to how our economy works is a great way to help students understand the world around them. This Social Studies presentation focuses on defining the concepts of trade, goods, service, wants, needs, and...
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Baltimore as a Port of Entry

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the Port of Baltimore. In this European immigration to America lesson, 4th graders investigate the port as port of entry between 1830 and 1850. Students examine primary documents from selected Web sites and discuss...
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The Columbian Exchange

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders investigate the impact of the Columbian Exchange. In this Exploration Age lesson, 7th graders view video clips and read materials related to the trade that took place in the era. Students use SMARTNotebook slides to...
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Why Do Countries Trade?

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders read about countries trading and then write definitions and examples of trading concepts they read about. In this trading lesson plan, 7th graders visit a website to read about trading.
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Native American Bartering

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders create items to barter. In this Native American bartering activity, 5th graders read a book, design and make items, and barter with their peers. Students reflect on the experience through journal writing.
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Trade and Development

For Students 9th - 12th
In this European Union (EU) instructional activity, students respond to 9 short answer questions regarding EU policies concerning trade and development.
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How Much Is It?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore foreign currencies. In this foreign currencies lesson plan, students simulate travel to another country and determine the value of the US dollar compared to other countries. Students use a conversion table and search...