ERIC Number: ED215947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
International Trade: Tennessee's Window on the World.
Roach, Miriam; And Others
The activities and discussion questions in this unit can be used in secondary social studies classes to teach students about world trade and its role in their personal lives. Although designed for Tennessee classrooms, the unit can be easily adapted for use elsewhere. Many of the activities are self-contained. However, some require the use of readings from booklets and pamphlets listed in the unit. Activities are organized around the following concepts: international trade is Tennessee's window on the world; international trade has many faces; international trade has important side effects and fringe benefits; international trade is promoted by free trade and limited by trade barriers; and international trade is actively promoted by the state governor in Tennessee. The activities are many and varied. Some examples follow. Students must read and summarize at least five articles on international trade in current magazines. Students invite a local banker to explain what is meant by a "balance of payments." Another activity asks students to investigate the relationship(s) between foreign trade and war and to prepare a report on the tariff in U.S. history. The unit concludes with bibliographies of books, magazines, and newspapers and a glossary. (RM)
Descriptors: Economics, Exports, Global Approach, International Relations, International Studies, International Trade Vocabulary, Learning Activities, Secondary Education, Social Studies, State History
League of Women Voters of Tennessee, 1701 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212 ($4.00, 10 percent discount on quantities over 10).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: League of Women Voters of Tennessee Education Fund, Nashville.
Note: Prepared for the International Relations Committee.