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ERIC Number: ED361262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Global Economics: A Multi-Media Resource Packet.
Potoker, Elaine S.; Taylor, H. Gene
This document contains instructional materials to illustrate economic perspectives relating to issues such as: (1) why nations trade; (2) challenges of the developing world; (3) north-south relations; (4) cross cultural awareness; (5) global integration of markets and products; and (6) trade barriers, controversy and consequences. The items are intended as supplementary materials for use within historical contexts. The first set of materials is a case study approach that focuses on the Caribbean. The region offers multiple illustrations of how and why trading relationships evolve between nations. Objectives include: (1) illustration of the linkages of the Caribbean to the global community from social, cultural, and economic perspectives; (2) exemplification of economic links using a local example; (3) identifying and explaining the nature and risks inherent in a global entrepreneurship through decision making and critical thinking activities; (4) exploring issues confronting less developed countries via comparative analysis of colonial and present day industry; and (5) showing teachers that partnerships with business create living and working experiential units of study. The second section deals specifically with direct foreign investment and challenges facing the developing world. This section explores the determining factors that are key to making direct foreign investment decisions, as well as protectionism, debt, dependency, specialization, and global manufacturing systems. A 20 day lesson plan is provided, as are handouts, materials, individual activities, and resource lists. (DK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A