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Showing Grade 12e, Unit 2a, Market, Economy, and Global Competition
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Fixitup Faucet Company's Overseas Move

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Description: As Assistant to the Undersecretary of Commerce of a country abroad, you have received a letter from the Fixitup Faucet Company asking if your country is the best one in which to locate one of its manufacturing plants. You know your boss would want you to jump at the chance to build up the economic strength of your country. Research the factors about your country which would make this investment by the faucet company a good one. Create a business brochure and make a presentation to the Faucet Company's Board of Directors. Standards 12.2.7, 12.2.10 and 12.6.1 economics

Author: Judy Harris & Edy Jacobson

Lesson ID: 411

Pedal Power Goes Global

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Description: A company today has the opportunity to compete in a global market. There are many factors to consider when a company decides to market its product in another country. It must research the country targeted for sales to determine if there is a demand for the product. It must decide on the modifications needed in the product to match the new market, and it must develop a plan to market and distribute the product in this new business environment. See if you can crack the international market for bicycles! Standard 12.2.1, 12.2.2, 12.2.4,12.2.7, and 12.2.10

Author: Madeline Antilla - Arcadia High School, Arcadia USD, Bob O'Conner - Gahr High School, ABC USD

Lesson ID: 808

Addressing World Hunger

Description: This Nationaal Geographic lesson introduces programs that exist to address the complex problem of world hunger. After reading articles about specific initiatives and projects, discuss these projects and whether they are effective. Conclude by writing statements to share with friends or relatives who think the world hunger problem may be irresolvable. Standard 10.10.2

Author: National Geographic

Lesson ID: 373

All for One, and One for Oil? Exploring the Diplomatic Relationships Between and Among Oil Producing Nations

Description: Explore the way the oil market both informs and complicates international diplomacy and relationships between and among some of the world?s key oil producing nations, using the New York Times graphic feature, ?Petroleum Links and Diplomacy,? as a starting point. Then examine the relationships between and among some of the world?s leading oil producers using a graphic feature from The New York Times ?As the Price of Oil Soars, So Does Its Power to Shape Politics From Washington to Beijing? as a starting point. Standard 12e.2.7

Author: Annissa Hambouz, The New York Times Learning Network and Javaid Khan, The Bank Street College of Education in New York City

Lesson ID: 1502

Big Mac Index

Description: While most people see the Big Mac as"twoallbeefpattiesspecial saucelettucecheesepicklesonionsonasesameseedbun," economists also see the sandwich as a consumer good that is sold at over 25,000 McDonald's restaurants in 116 countries around the world. Because of its popularity, the Big Mac allows economists to make (admittedly unscientific) comparisons of exchange rates and relative prices in countries around the globe. This EconomicsMinute looks at how the "Big Mac Index" helps explain variation in exchange rates and prices. Standards 12.2.7 and 12.6.4

Author: Rich MacDonald, Center for Economic Education

Lesson ID: 141

Crude Awakenings: An Economics Lesson on Setting World Oil Prices

Description: Reaserch the tensions in the Middle East that have recently caused the price of crude oil to skyrocket. Then apply the principles of supply and demand to explore the ways in which oil prices are determined, investigating both free market and oligopoly conditions. Standards 12.2.2 and 12.2.7

Author: Eric J. Miller, New York Times Learning Netword, Javaid Khad, Bank Street College

Lesson ID: 277

Do You Have a Yen to Go to College?

Description: Carlos is a senior at a local high school. When he graduates, he plans to study computer animation. He has applied to a number of two-year programs, and recently, he received letters of acceptance from four schools, one in the United States and three abroad. Carlos has funding from several sources, providing him with a $5,000 scholarship to be used at the school of his choice, a student loan of $5,000, and $6,000 of personal savings. Your job is to evaluate the options that will allow Carlos to complete a 2-year computer animation program, given the $16,000 of funding. The real issue for Carlos to consider is what he can afford. Standards Economics 12.2.4

Author: Jody Hoff, Idaho Council on Economic Education

Lesson ID: 322

How Has the Constitution Shaped the Economic System in the U.S.?

Description: Students find examples from the newspaper of the six characteristics of a market economy as they exist in the U.S. today. Then find how the U.S. Constitution supports those characteristics. Finally, compare the economic provisions of the U.S. Constitution with that of China to understand the difference between a command and a free system. Standards 8.2.6 8.2.7, 11.1.1, 12.1.3, 12.1.4, and 12.1.5 civics, 12.2.2 civics, and 12.3.1 economics

Author: Focus on Economics in Civics and Government, National Council on Economic Education

Lesson ID: 531

Is the Ruble Becoming Rubbish?

Description: In this lesson, students evaluate the phrase "the value of the dollar" by discussing the dramatic devaluation of the Russian ruble. Students will create tables comparing costs of American products to what items would cost in Russia today and appraise how their own spending habits would be affected by monetary devaluation. Standards 10.9.7, 11.9.5, and Economics 12.1.3, 12.6.4

Author: National Council on Economic Education

Lesson ID: 586

Oil Trade Game

Description: Welcome to Oil Trader, a simulation exploring arbitrage in the crude petroleum market. Each year you must choose whether to buy or sell oil, and whether to borrow money or repay existing loans. Use the buttons and scroll bars at the bottom of the game to indicate what you want to do. When you're ready, click on the "Next Turn" button to see what happens. The game lasts for 10 turns, each one year long. You can restart it whenever you want by clicking the "Restart" button. Standard 12.1.1, 12.2.1, and 12.2.2

Author: Peter Wilcoxen, University of Texas

Lesson ID: 770

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