Unit 5 Test is scheduled for January 11/14!
Chapter 17 Section 1 - Why Do We Trade? (12/14-12/17)
Today, students began Unit 5, which focuses on international trade and globalization. Following our daily spark, students took a brief survey on their attitudes towards everything from foreign made goods to the strength of the American economy. We then took the following notes, that focused on why nations choose to trade.
Chapter 17 Section 1 (continued) - Outsourcing (12/18-12/19)
Following their note quiz and daily spark, students discussed the changes to the American economy that were brought about by increased foreign competition and globalization. They learned of how our economy has been forced to adapt, for better or worse, to make us competitive. Going from an agrarian to a manufacturing to a service based economy has not been without its difficulties.
Following their notes, students jigsawed an article that discussed the ins and outs of globalization. Together, we were able to learn by sharing and presenting the knowledge.
30 Days: Outsourcing (12/20-12/21)
Following their daily spark, students today watched an episode of 30 Days that focused on the rise of outsourcing in India, the world's outsourcing capital. While watching the video, students were asked to answer the attached questions, which focus on the shifting culture of that nation.
Chapter 17 Section 2 - Trade Barriers and Protectionism (1/3-1/4)
Following our daily note quiz and spark journal, students focused on ways in which the United States protects its jobs from foreign competition. Trade barriers and protectionism were the topic of discussion in our notes.
Once our lecture notes were complete, students began their final unit project. This activity asks students to consider a profession and create a resume of the skills needed for that profession. But there is a twist - students must create a resume for 20 years into the future.
Chapter 17 Section 2 continued - Trade Agreements (1/7-1/8)
Today, students closed out the unit by discussing trade agreements throughout the world. As we have learned, trade benefits all those involved, and in order to truly be a global economy we must encourage further interactions with foreign economies. Below are the notes covered:
Following our discussion, student returned to the computer lab to continue work on their Fields of the Future project.