A fun, game-based school program for students in grades 4 to 8 or Elementary Cycles Two and Three
Students will travel to Planet Plutopia on a trade mission, where they discover that trading goods without a common currency poses problems. They will trade primary and secondary resources and see the effect that factors such as the environment can have on trade shortages.
Trade is difficult without a common currency. Supply and demand in trade are influenced by outside factors like environmental conditions and labour shortages.
- Compare the challenges of trade with and without a common currency.
- Define and describe primary and secondary resources.
- Discuss the effects of outside elements (such as the environment) on trade.
- Grade 5 Social Studies
- B. People and Environments: The Role of Government and Responsible Citizenship
- Grade 6 Social Studies
- B. People and Environments: Canada’s Interactions with the Global Community
- Grade 7 Geography
- B. Natural Resources around the World: Use and Sustainability
- Elementary Cycles Two and Three:
- Cross-Curricular Competency 1: To Use Information
- Cross-Curricular Competency 3: To Exercise Critical Judgment
Approximately 90 minutes. The program lasts 60–70 minutes followed by a 20-to-30-minute visit to the Museum.
May to September: Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 17:00, last booking at 15:00.
October to April: Tuesday to Friday, 10:00 to 17:00, last booking at 15:00.
All school programs are offered in English and French.
All school programs are offered free of charge.
Maximum 50 students per program.
Book your visit
or phone 613-782-8914.
Before your visit
Introduce your class to trade and specialization with the article Trading Up.