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Lessons on Concept 'Barter/Trade' for 9-12

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Nebraska's Role in U.S. Exports: Lesson 2 in Nebraska and the World
Grade 6-8 / UNL Center for Econ Ed: Nebraska, like other states, is always looking for ways to increase its wealth. One way to expand Nebraska markets is to increase the number of products exported by Nebraska businesses. This activity will look at what role Nebraska plays in international trade. Students will also find out what types of businesses are engaged in exporting, what kinds of products are shipped overseas, and to what countries.

Give and Take**
Grade 6-8 / After reading about a problem, students identify alternative solutions, trade-offs made in choosing each alternative, and the opportunity cost of selecting each option.. Students describe trade-offs and create a graphic. Unit 1, Lesson 2 from Focus: Middle School Economics, ©Council for Economic Education.

Limiting trade**
Grade 6-8, 9-12 / CEE: Students learn about various types of trade restrictions and their effects by applying a model to determine who will benefit and who will be hurt by a tariff. Lesson 6 from Focus on Economics: Geography, ©Council for Economic Education.

Why Nations Trade**
Grade 6-8, 9-12 / CEE: After discussing the concept of comparative advantage, students in small groups engage in a simulation on the economic costs and benefits of trade. Lesson 3 from Focus on Economics: Geography, ©Council for Economic Education.

Nebraska and the World (PDF)
Grade 6-12 / A resource guide and ten lessons for teachers focusing on the role of international trade in state development in Nebraska. by Tammie Fischer and Mary Lynn Reiser.
©UNL Center for Economic Education.

How can business make money from tariffs?**
Grade 9-12 / CEE: Students investigate the impact of tariffs on businesses and consumers during the 1880s by looking at a political cartoon, solving a short math problem, and comparing protectionism between time periods. Lesson 7 from Focus on Economics: United States History, ©Council for Economic Education.