Showing posts with label international trade. Show all posts
Showing posts with label international trade. Show all posts

Saturday, July 29, 2017

A Game for Learning About International Trade

This post contains content that I originally published a couple of years ago. An email from a reader who was looking for suggestions on activities for teaching global trade prompted me to pull these resources from my archive.

The multimedia library on The Economist contains a set of cartoon videos explaining some big concepts in economics. Of the six cartoons, the cartoon on international trade has the broadest appeal. The video is appropriate as an introduction to the topic for middle school and high school students.



After watching the video on international trade have your students put their new knowledge to use in Trading Around the World from the International Monetary Fund. 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.

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.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Asparagus, A Stalk-umenatry

This week's Snag Learning film of the week is Asparagus, A Stalk-umentary. In the context of asparagus farming, this five minute film examines the impact of produce grown outside of the United States on US farmers and markets. You can watch the film and find discussion questions here.

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Applications for Education
This short film could be useful as part of a lesson on the impacts of government subsidies and international trade policies on farmers in the United States. A similar short film that addresses these topics is The Luckiest Nut in the World.