Win-Win is a classroom trading game that gets every student involved. Through the experience of actually trading items, students will learn important lessons about economics and trade. The real-life dimension of the game - that students get to keep traded items - engages them in a way few classroom exercises can match. After they play the game, you can debrief them on their experience and share important lessons. We've suggested some possible points for discussion. Even the most disinterested student will be drawn into the excitement of Win-Win.
Please note the DVD is a training video, instructing the teacher on how to run the game. It is not meant for viewing by your students.
Win Win – a Trading Game is a hands-on classroom activity that covers numerous educational standards across several subject areas including ELL, Media/Technology, Language Arts, and Social Studies for Grades 4-12. To find which standards it covers specific to your grade, subject area, and which standards your district follows, use our Standards Alignment tool.
Great quality video with a very "do-able" lesson. High interest for students that got them talking about a subject that can be pretty boring.
Richard Fanning All - 6,7,8 Spring Forest Middle School, Houston, TX
The kids loved it, the discussions about trade and commerce that sprung up after was a true teachable moment. Thanks
Gregg Tobias All - 5 Sumpter Community School, Salem, OR
My kids loved this game. They want to play every week!
Tara Christoffersen Health/PE - 5 Stony Creek School, Williston, ND
The process was clearly described and shown in the video and the disc with papers was very useful. One of the better videos that I have used. The students were very enthusiastic and completely engaged.
Cathy Chester Math - 7,8 Northside Catholic Academy, Chicago, IL