ERIC Number: ED349236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Coffee Connections. A Precollegiate Curriculum Unit. Grades Nine through Twelve. Revised.
Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
This unit, designed for grades 9-12, introduces students to economic concepts of international trade through the case of the international coffee industry in California and Brazil. The following concepts are among those examined: commodities, factors of production (human resources, capital resources, and environmental resources), imports and exports, economic sectors, absolute and comparative advantage, and terms of trade. The unit contains five lessons that include historical cases, concrete examples, a brief role-play activity, and a simulation exercise. (Some lessons require slides). The titles of the lessons are: (1) International coffee connections; (2) California's coffee connections: past and present; (3) Coffee in Latin America today; (4) Coffee in the international economy today; and (5) Trading coffee information: a simulation. A glossary of terms and a list of recommended resources on economics education are included, as are two appendices: (A) An explanation of absolute and comparative advantage, and (B) California History Social Science Framework. This unit is appropriate for use in economics, world geography, world cultures, Latin American history, world history, and contemporary world issues courses. (DB)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Factors, Economics Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture, Foreign Policy, High Schools, International Trade, Learning Activities, Social Studies, Units of Study
SPICE--Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education, Littlefield Center, Room 14, 300 Lasuen Street, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5013 ($21.95, includes slides for the unit).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
Identifiers: Brazil; California; Coffee
Note: Developed by the Latin America project.