Business Trade and Economics
a website that teaches how multi-national investment and trade promotes better relations and works
to improve the overall welfare of the global population.
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B. Learning Objectives:
Students will demonstrate the interdependence which exists within
their own community and the multi-national networks that connect goods, people ideas and
Students will identify successful international businesses and
organizations and describe the contributions those organizations make to their personal lives.
Students will assess economic trends
and business opportunities, as they consider their own career path.
C. Discussion Questions:
These discussion questions are provided to
introduce the topics multi-national trade, economics and diplomacy.
What goods (products) do you use that
come from another country?
What goods does your country or your
home town trade to other countries?
Why do countries import and export
What industries in your country are
How do international banks (i.e. World Bank,
International Monetary Fund) help countries?
Why is it important to help countries
that are less developed?
Should world leaders focus on their own
countries economic problems instead of those in other, needier
How does diplomacy help promote trade
Explain why "creativity" and
"intellectual capitol" can be considered national products.
Discuss the difference between the
things students feel they need and things they want. Have the students
distinguish the difference.
D. Suggested Starter
Make a list of goods and products
that students use most frequently. Create a chart showing the
countries that make those products.
Compile a list of goods and
services that originate from your local region or country.
Use Want Ads from various sources. Classify the different jobs
into various categories, such as Service, Manufacturing, Sales, etc. Make some general
conclusions based on this information.
Research the type of businesses or organizations are thriving,
such as the service sector, and which appear to be on a decline. Describe how this information
will affect how people get jobs and the economy in general.
Interview an officer in a local business organization. Report
back on what jobs and careers are available along with opportunities for job preparation.
Make contact with officials at
local colleges and universities. Find out what is happening in the
work force and how that affects what they are teaching.
Survey parents and school personnel
and graph the number of different jobs each held before entering
their current field of employment.
Search through various newspaper ads for items we could use in our daily
lives and categorize them as "Needs" or "Wants."
Review web projects created by past
Doors to Diplomacy participants.
E. Content Standards
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