ERIC Number: ED049993
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
BAM Social Studies Supplement: Why Do Nations Engage in World Trade?
Oklahoma City Public School System, OK.
This nongraded resource unit was prepared to give the teacher examples of social studies activities that emphasize economic concepts. It presupposes some knowledge of economics, therefore it is not designed primarily for younger children. The major themes are: producing, distributing, and consuming food, clothing, shelter, and services. Canada, United States, Mexico, Honduras, and Brazil are specifically considered. On the question of world trade, it is assumed that people are interdependent and must help each other in obtaining and providing goods and services. The major question is followed by four subproblems: 1) what evidence of world trade do we find in our homes; 2) what are the productive resouces necessary to provide goods for world trade; 3) how does market determine what products are imported and exported; and, 4) how do governmental policies influence trade among nations? Within each of these problem areas, the format includes: specific questions, related concepts, behavioral objectives, techniques for assessment, and resource materials. For the teachers convenience, alternative or supplementary materials, and two charts are included. (Author/SBE)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma City Public School System, OK.
Identifiers: Canada; International Trade; Latin America; United States