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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.
Young scholars gather items and see what country they were made in. They discuss the importance of imports and exports.
Learners 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.
Students investigate the importance of trade in our economy. In this economy lesson, students research importing and exporting. Students recieve a card with the name of the country on it and research the importing and exporting.
Students research where we get fruits and vegetables. In this import and export instructional activity, students discover that people in the US trade fruits and vegetables with other countries. Students research online sites and where certain fruits are grown.
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 instructional activity.
Learners 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.
Students 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.
Why do so many countries export cars? Economists examine this and other foreign economics principles through this introductory worksheet. A brief text explains international trade, then lists the top 11 leaders in global trade, along with main exports for each. The next 2 pages have students apply what they have read through 5 fill-in-the-blank questions, 5 short-answer questions, and a table. The short-answer questions require critical thinking and personal reflection.
Students examine economic trade. In this economics lesson, students consider opportunity cost, comparative advantage, and absolute advantage as they participate in a LeBron James scenario where they study international trade concepts.
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.
Fifth graders investigate imports and exports to discover its importance to America as a world power.  In this Imports and exports lesson plan, 5th graders discuss how climate and natural resources aid a country in becoming a world power. Students explore products that are imported and exported in various areas. Students access a trading game on the Internet.
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, 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.
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?
Explore exchange rates and how to use them. You will find a full lesson, complete with worksheets, resource links, and activities all focused on providing learners with experience in global commerce and currency exchange.

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