This week’s Snag Learning Film of the Week is The Luckiest Nut in the World. The Luckiest Nut in the World is a short (8 minutes) video that tells a story about free trade through peanuts. In the video students will learn the terms trade liberalization and free markets. The video explains how trade liberalization and free market policies have affected Senegal’s peanut trade. Finally, some musical numbers introduce students to the IMF, the WTO, and the World Bank. Watch the film and find discussion questions here.
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I like this film for two reasons. First, it puts some important global trade vocabulary into terms that most middle school and high school students can understand. Second, it does it in a way that doesn’t require them to endure a long, boring lecture or documentary.
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