In second grade one of the units we study is about bartering. What students don’t realize is they do this all the time! At lunch, recess and all during the day students are always negotiating with each other for things they want.
This lesson begins with a Powerpoint. The PPT gives a brief overview of bartering. Within the PPT, there are 2 activities for the class to do and then a discussion activity. There is also a link to a Schoolhouse Rock short film about bartering. The unit will end with a bartering marketplace.
Day 1- Introduction and Powerpoint- vocabulary
Day 2- Something from Home- Trading and Goods/ Services
Day 3- Jack and the Beanstalk- Good bartering
Day 4- Barter Bags- Wants and Needs
Day 5- Bartering Marketplace- Bartering Goods / Services