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Focus on Economic Data: US International Trade in Goods and Services - October 2002
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?
Young scholars make an inquiry of concepts through the answering of a series of questions that cover governmental controls. The concepts of international trade are covered The exchange rates of trade are used and the elemeents appreciation and depreciation of currency are covered.
International Trade Notes Review Worksheet
In this economics activity, students respond to 14 short answer questions about international trade, tariffs, and exchange rates.
International Trade Web Pages
High schoolers describe how a country is currently engaging in international trade in terms of both imports and exports, as well as identifying trade barriers. They conduct research to identify the institutions and culture of a country. Using a minimum of five credible resources, Students create a storyboard outline for an international trade web page featuring the country researched.
Students examine the concept of free trade. They watch a video clip about this topic and write an essay comparing the opinions of the guests on the show. They research a country and role-play their decisions in international trade.
International Trade Creates More and Better Jobs
Students read a lesson on international trade and then debate whether the U.S. government could improve job opportunities by passing legislation restricitng car imports or by subsidizing domestic car production.
Diamonds Are Forever Fueling Civil Wars
Students explore the failures of the UN embargo on conflict diamonds from Sierra Leone. They participate in a trading game to explore the international trading system and the ways in which it rewards and punishes countries.
Globalization: Trade Agreements
Students explore international trade agreements. In this trade lesson, students investigate trade liberalization, examine trade agreements, and participate in a NAFTA negotiation simulation. Several articles and documents are linked to the lesson as well as the information to facilitate the simulation.
Show Me the Euro
Students explore international trade and foreign exchange markets. In this Economics lesson, students explore the nature and history of international trade and examine the nature of imports and exports. Students convert between U.S. dollars and Euros.
Arkansas and NAFTA
Build literacy through social studies and reading strategies. This instructional activity focuses on using pre-reading, vocabulary building, and comprehension questions to boost literacy while educating learners on international trade, NAFTA, and tariffs. Hand outs, procedure, background information, and a number of web links are all included. A Perfect instructional activity for remedial or struggling students.
Learners recognize how international trade affects them as consumers and become familiar with basic agricultural crops grown in Kentucky. They identify items used in their daily lives and .heir place of origin and examine export/import graphics from the U.S. Farm Bureau,
Seeking a Balance in International Trade: Pacific Rim Import-Export Transactions Activity
High schoolers 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.
Chapter 16 - Section I: International Trade
Economics or government classes complete ten multiple choice and matching questions about international trade, imports, and exports. A simple, one-page worksheet.
Hey, Hey! Ho, Ho! Why Do We Need the WTO?
Learners participate in various hand-on activities as they study six international institutions that play important economic roles in the areas of international trade and finance.
Why Nations Trade
Students examine how international trade affects a nation's economy. They read and analyze two handouts, research a scenario from the handout, determine the chronological order of the scenarios, and answer questions about a case study.
Why Nations Trade
Students explore the concept of international trade. In this economics lesson plan, students read the 2 provided handouts about international trade and then discuss their content.
The World in Your Closet
Young scholars examine international trade and the U.S. economy. They complete a survey of ten items made abroad from their own closet, complete a handout, and develop a composite map of countries that manufactured clothing of students in the class.
Changing the Channel
Students explore the historic transfer of the Panama Canal from the United States to Panama, investigating how this shift might affect various aspects of Panama's economy, relations with other countries, and international trade.
The Fall of the Dollar
Students synthesize the basic workings of the international market for foreign exchange, especially how exchange rates are determined, how the value of a nation's currency is connected to its international trade, and how governmental policies can impact t
How Fair is International Trade?
Students research the concept of transnational corporations and investigate the details of one particular TNC. They then compare the Gross National Products of a range of countries to the profits of the TNCs.