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Marketplace: The Argentina Barter Fair

In April 2002, Argentina's economic situation seemed to be getting worse and worse. Banks closed for nine days before reopening on April 29, 2002. How did Argentinians function during that time? Amy Radil of NPR reported on the flourishing barter economy that sprung up through necessity. Her report provides background information for the students in this lesson as they examine inflation, barter systems, and the use of currency.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 12/23/2008

Exchange Rates and Exchange: How Money Affects Trade

Students learn how currency values are set by supply and demand, and how changes in the value of currency affect international trade. Students then find the value of the Brazilian Real in 2000 and 2002, determine whether the currency has appreciated or depreciated, and predict the effects on imports and exports.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 10/08/2002

Why do we need money? Think about Ebay!

The students investigate money--its purpose and functions. They complete an exercise, using the online acution site Ebay, to learn why money is critical to an economy.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 01/12/2006

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Focus: Globalization

This publication contains 12 lessons to help you integrate globalization concepts into your Social Studies, Economics, or Global Studies course.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 2006

7 out of 16 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.

Focus: International Economics

The study of international economic systems teaches about global production and competition, exchange rates, international finance, free trade vs. protectionism and economic development.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 1999

6 out of 20 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.

Capstone: Exemplary Lessons for High School Economics - Teacher's Guide

This publication contains complete instructions for teaching the lessons in Capstone. When combined with a textbook, Capstone provides activities for a complete high school economics course. 45 exemplary lessons help students learn to apply economic reasoning to a wide range of real-world subjects.

Grades: 9-12
Published: 2003

5 out of 45 lessons from this publication relate to this EconEdLink lesson.