ERIC Number: ED227019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Arkansans, Arkansas, and the World.
Haas, Mary E.
By completing these activities, secondary students will learn about the concepts of specialization, comparative advantage, and interdependence as they pertain to their own lives, the lives of Arkansans, the lives of Americans, and the lives of people in other nations. Some examples of the activities follow. Students take inventory of foreign made products in their homes. To determine the role of Arkansas in world agricultural trade, they analyze statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (Statistics are provided for all activities which ask students to analyze data.) In another activity, students contact several industrial facilities to ask them for a list of the nations to which they ship their finished products; then they map the flow of these resources and products. Students also conduct local surveys, do library research, analyze agricultural import data, and view television newscasts and read newspapers to determine how the media report information about other nations. (RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas