SUBJECTS: Social Studies

TOPICS: Economics, International Comparisons, Resource Distribution, Wealth & Poverty

Resource Overview

Acting as countries in a simulation game, students discuss how resources are inequitably distributed throughout the world and how this imbalance motivates trade.

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