ERIC Number: ED349233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Living in a Global Age. A Simulation Activity for Upper Elementary and Secondary Level Students.
Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
Designed to introduce concepts in international trade and global economics to upper elementary and secondary level students, this simulation activity engages students in the group task of assembling flashlights. A variety of topics can be explored, such as energy shortages, international crises, relationships between rich and poor nations, foreign diplomacy, interdependence, cross-cultural communication, and global systems. The activity creates a miniature three-nation world that typifies, and at the same time simplifies, the interaction and conflict that take place among three kinds of nations today: (1) energy rich/low technological level; (2) high technological level/energy poor; and (3) some energy resources/highly industrialized. The activity simulates actions and feelings found in the global marketplace, although no existing nation is actually being represented. Because student reactions are genuine and sometimes intense, debriefing and discussion are essential elements of the activity. (DB)
Descriptors: Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Instructional Materials, International Trade, Learning Activities, Simulation, Teaching Methods, World Affairs
SPICE--Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education, Littlefield Center, Room 14, 300 Lasuen Street, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5013 ($6.50, 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.