ERIC Number: ED210222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Independence? A Teaching Unit on Vermont in the World Economy.
Weil, Jonathan S.; And Others
This unit is intended to help Vermont high school students in social studies classes understand ways in which northern New England individuals and groups relate to global social and economic change. Although activities are based on common New England scenes and experiences, they can be easily adapted by classroom teachers to reflect life in other regions. Activities are organized around 10 topics--economic links of Vermont to the rest of the world, origin of material objects found commonly in Vermont households, Vermont's role in world trade, internationally-owned companies in Vermont, foreign companies and the U.S. market, the extent of world-wide events on students in Vermont, freedom of trade, and basic economic concepts. Among the many activities suggested for each topic are discussing topics in class and in small groups, keeping international consumer diaries, listing material goods made in Vermont and/or elsewhere, reading assigned passages, writing research reports, collecting objects from home and explaining how they link Vermonters to places outside their community and nation, interviewing community business people regarding exports and imports, and participating in various map and globe projects which relate Vermont to the rest of the world. For each activity, information is presented on objectives, materials needed, and procedures. Also included where necessary are background information, tablular data, reading selections, and student handouts. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Vermont Bankers' Association, Montpelier.; Associated Industries of Vermont, Montpelier.
Authoring Institution: Vermont Univ., Burlington. Center for World Education.; Vermont State Dept. of Education, Montpelier.