ERIC Number: ED238759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Economic Simulation Game: A Two Day Simulation for Grades 9-12.
Waldrop, Ann S.
High school students determine and meet the economic needs of imaginary island countries in this student-teacher created simulation game. The class is divided into six countries which determine their own economic system. Each group is provided with a summary of the current world economic situation and a confidential description of their own country's economic position in six commodities. In six rounds of play, the groups trade commodities while dealing with unforeseen political and environmental "events cards" which affect their economic situation. Upon completion of the game, the winning country is determined as the one that has most satisfied its economic needs and/or accumulated surpluses. All materials necessary for play are provided, including teacher background sheet, student direction sheet, map, world situation sheet, confidential sheet for each country, events cards, glossary, and follow-up discussion questions. (LP)
Descriptors: Business Cycles, Economics, Economics Education, Environmental Influences, Exports, High Schools, International Relations, International Trade, Political Influences, Simulation
National Depository for Economic Education Awards, Milner 184, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61761 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Richardson Independent School District, TX.
Note: Paper prepared at Forest Meadow Junior High School for the International Paper Company Foundation's 20th Annual National Awards Program for the Teaching of Economics (1981-1982).