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.
This DVD was a great way to enrich the lessons taught on trade. Now the students have a tangible way of understanding the benefits of trade.
Pamella Taylor Social Studies - 6 Milford Middle, Milford, DE
This is an exceptional activity to teach why trade among the Native Americans an early settlers was "fair."
Elizabeth Castro Social Studies - 7 Horse Heaven Hills Middle School, Kennewick, WA
Great video -- what I love about this one is that it's an activity. I'm always looking for new teaching strategies and this one was perfect for Economics. Would love to see more activity-based DVDs like this. Thank you!
Charles Gessner Economics - 10 Stevens High School, Claremont, NH