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Colonial Marketplace
Source: EconFun | Type: lesson

Students will participate as children of colonial farmers in a simulation of a market. They will first barter, exchanging the goods they “produced” for other goods. Then, in a second round, they will trade again, using money as the medium of exchange. Lesson 10 from Adventures in Economics and U.S. History, Volume 1.




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A Must-Do Bartering Lesson    January 28, 2010
By: Stover, L
This lesson takes a lot of preparation time, but is worth every minute.
It is an activity that gets better each time you teach it.

I suggest introducing this lesson with the new book, “Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak” by Kay Winters.


Fun and Full of Info!    October 10, 2010
By: Genna, E
After reviewing this lesson I found that it was a fun, hands-on lesson for children. I think they would enjoy the activities while learning a lot of useful information!

seems like fun    October 12, 2010
By: Hogue, C
After reading the lesson it seemed like it would be fun and something to hold the students attention. I look forward to teaching it.

Awesome    October 13, 2010
By: Wright, C
I wish my teachers would have implemented this kind of hands on activity when I was younger. It really gives a the kids a better perspective of how money works instead of just making them do a few worksheets and memorization.

Excellent lesson for integrating history and economics!    November 13, 2011
By: Littrell, R
One of my students was searching for a lesson to connect with the Thanksgiving studies in the class she was teaching. It was her first time to teach. She chose this lesson. It worked very well for her as a new teacher. She taught fourth grade students. She recommends this lesson to others!

A lot of fun!    September 24, 2013
By: Burnett, C
This lesson looks fun and hopefully easy to relate.