I remembered that you wanted to look at this bead game. I hope
you can use it. We had fun with it. I took it from the
Internet – can’t remember the site. I just attached the whole
lesson, but if you scroll down, it’s in there."
Attached is the economy unit (2) which
includes the ending activity called the "Bead Game" (page 7).
"Students will have the opportunity to participate in the three
basic economic systems, (market, command, and tradition). By
working in each of the systems, students internalize the
fundamental values present in each system. They also gain
insights into the basic advantages and disadvantages of each
Joni told me several times
how much her kids loved this activity and wanted to do it over
and over. If you need an economics lesson here is the
'full-blown' unit and a wonderful hands-on interactive lesson.
unit word doc.