M&Ms Help 9th Graders Learn Their –Isms

Attributions: 
Story and Pictures by Lois Terry

Ms. Terry’s 9th grade Geography classes were “Playing with Economic Systems” today.  They had recently learned about three different types of economic systems and had this opportunity to test their knowledge with some rousing games of Rock-Paper-Scissors.  

They got to experience Capitalism, Socialism, and Communism using currency that was equal to one M&M.  The students had a lot of fun while getting to understand firsthand what each economic system was all about.  Mr. Mortensen even joined in on the fun.