Understanding Economics: Trade and Exchange, 1st Edition

  • Barbara Gottfried Hollander
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  • ISBN-10: 1538302780
  • ISBN-13: 9781538302781
  • DDC: 381
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released July 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Thousands of years ago, the Mesopotamia tribes began an early form of trade and exchange called bartering. Today, people trade cryptocurrencies in exchange for clothing and food. In some ways, the riveting world of exchange has evolved; but in others, this world remains the same. Readers will encounter incentives for voluntary exchange (Standard 5), commonly traded goods and services, payment methods, barriers to trade, and international trade agreements. Compelling sidebars highlight exchange-related concepts, like Bitcoins, Silk Road, and the Consumer Boycott from the Anti-Apartheid Movement.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Barter It.
2: Here Comes Money.
3: Making Trade Possible.
4: International Trade.
For Further Reading.