Students complete the online activity to learn about U.S. trade and economics. In this economics lesson plan, students read the various slides and select answers for the economic and trade lessons within each slide.
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The Ancient Civilization of Mali
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...
Pre-K - 6th Social Studies & History
Young historians discover how slaves brought to America were active in their resistance to their enslavement, and work to dispel the typical stereotype of slaves as docile and passive peoples through discussion, notes, and a role-playing...
5th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Find Your Way Through Trade: It's Just Not Fair
Students discover fair trading in an economy. In this economics lesson, students participate in a role playing game in which they must trade their goods with the government in an unfair market. Students discuss the lack of fairness among...
3rd - 7th Math
Life in Ancient Ghana, Mali, and Songhai
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...
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History
Bartering--A System of Exchange
Students explore the concept of trade and bartering and participate in a game titled "Barter Bag." They discuss the difference between wants and needs, and read a list of rules for the game. Students then use a bartering system to...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
Economics: Specialization in Trade
Students explore economics by participating in a financial role-play activity. In this fair trade lesson plan, students discuss the production necessities to running a business in the agriculture world. Students create a paper clown by...
5th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts