A National Council on Economic
Brought to ACTE By
Patricia A. Palmer, Director
• From Trade to
• Environment to
• So controversial!
• Strong Emotion and Economic
M I S C O N C E P T I O N S….
• Equips teachers to grasp the concepts
underlying the debates
• Provides 12 classroom-ready lessons
• Active learning!
• Conceptual framework, basic data and
information to cover the topics
academically and engage students
Each Lesson Includes:
• Lesson Description
• Introduction to the content/issues
• List of Economic Concepts
• National Content Standards and
• Time Estimate
• Materials List
• Procedures: Ste- by-step with guiding
questions and suggested responses
• All Visuals and Worksheets, Camera Ready
• Lessons are stand alone but some
overlap or are closely related.
• Contemporary Issues
• Communication Arts
• Teacher Resource and/or AP Classes
• Comprehensive overview
• Basic Facts
• Ideas behind the debates on
G L O B A L I Z A T I O N….
David Hummels, Purdue University
• Why Is Globalization So Controversial?
• Why People Trade, Domestically and
• Finding a Comparative Advantage, Including
• Globalization and the U.S. Economy
• U.S. and World Trade: Past and Present
• Impact of Globalization on Tradition
• Globalization and the Environment
• Globalization and Standards of Living
• Protecting the U.S. Sugar Industry from
Foreign Outsourcing: A Bittersweet Idea
• Limiting Trade—Who Gains, Who Loses?
• Trade, Investment, and the Balance of
Strategies to Engage Learners
• Readers Theatre
• Self Assessment/Inventory
• Analyze Data
• Letter to Editor
• Role Play
• Small Groups
• Using Graphs
Globalization…What is it?
What is Globalization?
• Many things to many people
• In general, Globalization encompasses many
economic and policy issues:
• Rising levels of International Trade
• Debates over Benefits and Costs of Free Trade
and policies that limit trade to promote “fair trade”
• Environmental effects of economic
growth and international trade
• Changing distribution of wealth among
nations, and across workers with different
education and skill levels within particular
• The appropriate role and historical
effectiveness (or not) of the leading
international institutions that promote
international trade and development
• Govt.’s role in assisting workers and/or
firms that are adversely effected by