This experiential lesson plan is written for use in a World History class that has covered (or is covering) Persia and the Chinese Yuan dynasty. However, it is easily adaptable to Weimar Germany (pre-Nazi) or other scenarios by changing the debrief.
You will need some fake money and things to auction. I suggest candy.
Inflation Lesson Plan
by Michael Vogler
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