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Monday, April 25, 2011

Trading Around the World - An Economics Game

Trading Around the World is an economics game hosted on the International Monetary Fund's website. The object of the game is to provide students with knowledge of the variables affecting international trade. Students experience the impact of each variable by playing the game as a representative of a country or region that is trying to buy or sell resources. The overall object of the game is to accumulate cash through buying and selling natural resources.

Applications for Education
Trading Around the World is a game appropriate for middle school students studying the variables associated with international trade. The game can be played in one sitting or stretched out to play in multiple sessions. When students start playing the game they are given a code to enter if they want to stop a game and continue playing it at a later time.

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