Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Scarcity Activity

Fun, hands on lesson from Elevate Urban Youth. Students are divided up into four countries: Has A lot, Has Some, Needs A lot, and Needs Some. Each country is given certain resources (paper clips, rulers, pencils, etc.) and has certain tasks they must complete (build shelter, gather food, etc.). The countries must trade with one another to collect the resources they need to complete their tasks. For example, a paper clip chain represents food. Visit Elevate Urban Youth for the task card printable and how to conduct the lesson. After students experience scarcity, they trade with one another, in order to obtain the items they need. Click here for the second part of the activity!


  1. I was so excited about this game but the link opens to a page that "can't be displayed." :(