This activity is a blast and students will be talking about it for years after they complete it! In this activity students are to explore items from around their house and where they were made which is then used to introduce the lesson and drive a discussion. Students then bring in items to trade with one another in a barter style activity. After the trade activity is complete students complete a guided discussion worksheet to analyze how trade works. This lesson can be referred back to throughout U.S. History, World History, Government, Economics, etc.