Students explore trading and bartering. They participate in a Barter Day in which they bring in hand crafted or homemade wares to school to barter with classmates.
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Industrial Revolution - History before the Industrial Revolution
Sixth graders consider how inventions fueled change. For this Industrial Revolution lesson, 6th graders view a PowerPoint presentation that feature technological innovations that made it possible to create goods in factories. Students...
6th Social Studies & History
Bartering, an Early Form of Interdependence
Students investigate the concept of bartering and how it was used in the early Colonial times of America. They conduct research using a variety of resources and look at examples of bartering. Students bring in objects to class in order...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Money, Banks, & Financial Institutions
Students engage in a study of financial institutions that includes the banking industry. They participate in a research study using different resources. They are introduced to the concept of bartering and how it is used as a replacement...
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
The Flight of Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart's accomplishments and strength of character extend beyond her status as one of the first female aviators in America. Elementary and middle schoolers learn about Earhart's early life and the historical context surrounding...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Worthless to Priceless: It's All Relative
Middle schoolers read an Indian folktale and study capital in economic systems and trade economies. In this capital lesson, students watch a clip from "Jerry Maguire," define capital, and study the worksheet about trade. Middle schoolers...
6th - 8th English Language Arts