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Chaco Culture

Trade This, Trade that

Grades 2-3
Social Studies


Starting with the Chaco Culture National Historical Park quarter, the students will research the park, focusing on the Chaco culture.  The teacher will demonstrate the concept of trading for the students, and then share a text on trading.  The students will demonstrate an understanding of trading by using the “Trade Me This, Trade Me That” worksheets to trade virtual goods for the goods they need as described on the worksheets.


Chaco Culture National Historical Park Quarter Reverse

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Trade Me This, Trade Me That- Dessert


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Trade This, Trade That

National Standards

Social Studies

National Council for the Social Studies (

  • Production, Distribution, and Consumption

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