ERIC Number: ED448088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Indiana in the World, the World in Indiana: Exploring Indiana's International Connections.
Koben, Rise, Ed.
In an era of globalization, Indiana's cultural, geographic, and economic relationships are becoming more prevalent. This guide is designed for use in middle and high school classrooms to encourage teachers and students to examine their own community's international relationships. The materials were developed by Indiana teachers and are organized around four major themes: (1) The World in Your Community (suggests ways of understanding the international influences experienced in communities every day); (2) Indiana's Resources, Goods, and Services (provides a look at the physical and human resources that allow Indiana to play a role on the international scene); (3) Interdependence (deals with the movement of goods and services, skills, people, and ideas to and from Indiana); and (4) Transitions (provides a perspective on the opportunities and challenges of an international economy and encourages students to consider their future careers and develop their own potential). Each thematic unit is designed to address Indiana's academic standards and contains sample lessons, assessments, and suggestions for teaching resources. Lessons are meant to be flexible, and while some are particularly appropriate for teaching concepts in economics, geography, or history, they can also be helpful in teaching the skills students need to move from school to the world of work and responsible citizenship. Concludes with a resource section. (BT)
Descriptors: Economics, Geography, Global Approach, High Schools, International Relations, Middle Schools, Social Studies, State History, Thematic Approach
International Resource Center, 201 North Indiana Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408-4001. Tel: 812-856-5523; Fax: 812-855-6271; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.indiana.edu/~iuirc/indiana_world.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. International Resource Center and Global Programs Office.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana