What is it? How does it work? Why should we use it?

Purpose: To analyze the effect specialization has on our economy.

Goal of specialization:

To increase output of a product

Why is specialization effective?

Because workers will not lose time shifting among different tasks.

How effective is specialization? Let's find out...


1. Each individual will make a S'more while we will time you (demonstration).

2. You will be divided into three groups and given a few minutes to discuss your specialization process.

3. You will be given the same amount of time it took to make one s'more and you will make s'mores as a group.

4. We will count the number of s'mores you made divided by the number of group members. Did you make more than the number of individuals in your group?

5. Which group made the most?