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Second graders examine the concept of the import and export of goods in the United States. They trace the path of a mango from the tree to the supermarket, define key vocabulary terms, and read and discuss a section from their textbook. Next, 2nd graders list nine products and their country of origin, and complete a graphic organizer of goods imported to the U.S.
Students gather items and see what country they were made in. They discuss the importance of imports and exports.
Students examine the food pyramid and discuss it nutritional value. They play a game to determine what types of foods and number of servings they need to complete food pyramids. they can i"import" or "export" cards with foods they need or don't need.
Students define and give examples of importing and exporting, then analyze the role of importing and exporting on employment. They outline the basic procedures for exporting in an international market. Finally, students utilize community resources to assist in preparing a business for exporting using the provided packet.
Young scholars investigate the importance of trade in our economy. In this economy lesson plan, students research importing and exporting. Young scholars recieve a card with the name of the country on it and research the importing and exporting.
Students study different countries and learn their imports and exports. Next, using a map and string, they plot the connections between countries. This is a well-balanced, effective geography/economics lesson.
Students discover the concepts of importing and exporting through the study of Asian luxury goods, in particular porcelain. This lesson includes resource links to primay source images.
Ninth graders discuss the concept of imports and exports in trade. They participate in a simulation that explores the interchange and relationships between natural resources, scarcity, politics and tariffs.
Young scholars study how Texas in economically linked to other places. In this imports and exports lesson, students research goods that are produced in Texas and items that are imported into Texas.
Go back to the year 2002 and analyze data trends related to international trade of goods and services. Great data and background information are provided. Learners use this to answer five critical analysis questions. Tip: Since data is from 11 years ago, why not conduct a comparative analysis with economic data from then and today?
Sal references the US Bureau of Economic Analysis to demonstrate discrepancies in US imports and exports with actual documentation. A financial account chart documents the inflow and outflow of asset ownerships, and Sal observes how few Chinese assets America invests in comparison to American assets China invests in. He points out the trade deficit, drawing learners back to previous videos to remind them that this imbalance is what China remedies by investing in US and other foreign assets.
As part of a study of the history and settlement of North Carolina, middle schoolers examine the Declaration and Proposals of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina. To aid comprehension of the document that established the rules for settling and governing the province, the class reads together and responds to questions on the provided worksheet. 
Students research and analyze the Federal Reserve System. They participate in a reader's theater, acting out the roles typical of a courtroom drama as they determine whether the defendant, Monty Terry, is guilty or innocent of manipulating the economy.
Sixth graders become familiar with the importance of trade through history and how trade fosters interdependence.  In this trade lesson plan, 6th graders discuss distribution of raw materials and create a hypothesis of how distributipon affects trade. Students take part in a simulation and have to negotiate trades.
Students role play as members of a company's import-export purchasing department attempting to develop a positive trade balance with a Pacific Rim nation. They create a company and research a trade nation in order to report to their board of directors.
Explore exchange rates and how to use them. You will find a full instructional activity, complete with worksheets, resource links, and activities all focused on providing learners with experience in global commerce and currency exchange.
Students research imports of American Samoa and Hawaii and create a map showing the major imports for both.  In this economics lesson, students identify where American Samoa and Hawaii are on a map, discover what the imports for the two countries are, and then create a map that shows the major imports for each.
Learners role-play Chamber of Commerce employees to inform visitors about local communities. They research local cities and write informative brochures. They examine the economics of trade and its impact on local communities.
Students research the economies of countries in the Group of 8 and present how their economies have changed over the past five years and how the relationships among these countries affect each other in light of world events.
Students investigate why and when the United States imports some items that we grow in our country. They study specialization and apply the knowledge when studying a different country.

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