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The Trading Game

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The Trading Game is a simulation designed to introduce students to the realities of trade and how it affects the prosperity of a country.

The game highlights how the gap between rich and poor nations is made wider by the trading policies of the rich. It demonstrates how the poorer countries, especially those selling raw materials, have great difficulty in achieving a fair price for their goods.

The game is designed for players over 13 years but could be adapted to upper KS2. Up to 30 players can take part. The game is simple but very well designed and will quickly and thoroughly involve the students. Overall, an excellent game.

Download The Trading Game from the Christian Aid website.

Resource contents

  • Game

    Download game and teachers' notes from the web link below.


Compassionate Values, Equality, Globalisation and Interdependence, Industry and Economy, Production and Consumption, Social Justice

Age Ranges

KS3: ages 11-14, KS4: ages 14-16, KS5: ages 16+



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