Pit is a fast-paced card game designed to simulate open outcry bidding for commodities. We use the game as a way for students to learn about trade and simple negotiations, and focus on the economic principle of comparative advantage.

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MATERIALS LIST

  • Pit Cards or multiple decks of basic playing cards (remove the twos, face cards, and jokers)
  • YE Currency
  • One or Two tables – if you have assistance you will want one for selling and one for buying

 

LESSON THEMES

  • Pit can be used throughout the entire school year.
  • It is a great introduction into how markets work.
  • Students do not need prior knowledge to be successful in Pit.

 

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PIT - Just the Basics - Intro

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Explore Pit, a hands-on activity that engages your students in entrepreneurial learning.
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PIT - Just the Basics - Set-up

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Watch how to set-up and prepare Pit for your students.
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PIT - Just the Basics - Activity

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See Pit in action, and get tips to implement in your classroom.
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PIT - Just the Basics - Debrief

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Uncover the Foundational Values in Pit, and how our students can take their learning beyond the classroom.
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PIT Activity Guide

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PIT Activity Guide
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