(Rhonda Westerhaus observed this lesson.)
LP#: 4 Date: 11/10/05 Teacher: Lorrie Lanterman Grade: 5th
Civics- The student uses a working knowledge and understanding of governmental systems of Kansas and the United States and other nations
Government: with an emphasis on the United States Constitution, the necessity for the rule of law, the civic values of the American people, and the
rights, privileges, and responsibilities of becoming active participants in our representative democracy.
Geography: The student uses a working knowledge and understanding of the spatial organization of Earth’s surface and relationships between
peoples and places and physical and human environments in order to explain the interactions that occur in Kansas, the United States,
and in our world.
Economics: The student uses a working knowledge and understanding of major economic concepts, issues, and systems, applying decision-making
skills as a consumer, producer, saver, investor, and citizen of Kansas and the United States living in an interdependent world.
History The student uses a working knowledge and understanding of significant individuals, groups, ideas, events, eras, and
Standard: developments in the history of Kansas, the United States, and the world, utilizing essential analytical and research skills.
GOAL: Students will demonstrate basic knowledge of economics, trade, and interdependence between countries.
STATE BENCHMARK INDICATOR OBJECTIVE ACTIVITIES/TIME ASSESS- MODIFI-
STANDARD MENTS CATIONS
Economics: Benchmark 1: The (K) recognizes Students will Introduction: Anticipation/
student understands how barriers to connect prior Do you produce the supplies to meet Response
limited resources require trade among background your own basic needs (food, clothing, Graphic
choices. people across knowledge to the shelter, etc)? (No, dependent on family Organizer
concepts of and government)
supply, Do your parents? (No) 2 min.
Benchmark 3: The quotas, tariffs,
demand, How do they supply you with what
student analyzes how boycotts, consumers, you need? (Buy it)
different incentives, geography). producers, Have a friend look at the tag inside the
economic systems and imports and back of your shirt. Where was that shirt
their institutions, and exports. made? (Country)
local, national, and How did it get to the store where you
international bought it? (Imported)
interdependence affect Why do countries buy products from
people. other countries? (Consumers demand
Is there anything that may interrupt
trade between countries? (Weather,
taxes, war, etc…)
Economics: Benchmark 1: The (A) defines Students will Discuss Vocabulary: Concept Web
student understands how supply as the demonstrate Goods – products to be bought or used
limited resources require quantity of knowledge of Services – a person who provides help Students will
choices. resources, vocabulary or works for another person provide
related to Import – to buy goods from other examples of
economics and countries goods/services
Benchmark 2: The services that
be able to use Export – to send goods to other that are
student understands how sellers offer at countries for sale or use. imported and
the market economy various prices discussion. Consumer – a person who buys and exported.
works in the United at a particular uses goods/services
States. time and Producer – a person who makes or 5 min.
demand as the offers for sale goods/services
number of Supply – products for sale or use
consumers Demand – the consumers’ wants/needs
willing and for products
able to Interdependence – one country depends
purchase a on another to provide the goods and
services they want/need.
service at a
Economics Benchmark 1: The (A) gives Students will Activity: Students will Students can
student understands how examples of create a “World 1. Give each student 3 x 5 card with a register “trade have a peer
and Trade Web” to country printed on it. (To save time, partners” with mentor if
limited resources require economic
understand the print an import and/or export from/to teacher. Teacher necessary in
choices. interdependen interdependence that country….if students have time, you will check validity order to
Geography ce at either the of countries of the can have them research the country they of trade partners. complete
local, state, world. were assigned to find the imports and this activity.
regional, or exports for themselves.) Observation of
national level. 2. Trade Market – Ask students to activity and
find 2 other countries to trade with; 1 student
import, 1 export. Have students register participation.
settlers their trade partners and goods with the
depended on teacher. Every student
Easterners for 3. Finally, have students stand in a should be holding
textiles; circle. Using a skein of yarn, have part of the string
Easterners students toss the ball of yarn (each when activity is
students holds on to the yarn before they completed.
toss it to the next person) to a country
Westerners for they export to. Keep going until each
furs and student has rec’d string for their import
hides). and their export.
4. Explain that this “world web”
shows the interdependence of the
countries of the world as well as the
effects of supply and demand.
Students will Closure: Anticipation/
look at the Revisit the Anticipation/Response Response
answers they Organizer and have students read the Graphic
chose in statement again. Did they change any of Organizer
Anticipation their answers?
and decide if
they are correct.
Mapping Imports/Exports For FUN
LITERATURE/MATERIALS: 3 x 5 cards; marker; yarn; blackboard; overheads; world map; graphic organizers
TECHNOLOGY (plug in or battery): overhead projector
SERVICES that can be imported/exported
Travel: Goods and services purchased by international visitors to the United States and U.S. citizens who are traveling abroad (food, lodging,
recreation, gifts). (29% of exports, 31% of imports)
Passenger fares: The transportation expenditures of people from the United States traveling abroad and individuals from other countries traveling to
the United States (primarily airfare). (8% of exports, 11% of imports)
Transportation: The transportation costs for goods moved by ocean, air, pipeline, and railway to and from the United States (10% of exports, 19% of
Royalties and license fees: Fees for patents, copyrights, and trademarks. (13% of exports, 7% of imports)
Other: Government, defense and private services.
Anticipation / Response Graphic Organizer
Response Before Response After
People provide a service when they do
something voluntarily or work for another person.
“Goods” are things we buy or use.
“Demand” is a rude or forceful request.
“Services” cannot be imported and exported.
The U.S. and other countries do not need to
trade with each other.
Nothing interferes with trade between nations.
Country From: Exports: Country To:
USA Corn England
England Sugar beets Malaysia
Malaysia Rubber France
France Wine South Africa
South Africa Diamonds Canada
Canada Flax Brazil
Brazil Coffee West Germany
West Germany Coal Italy
Italy Shoes – Leather Australia
Australia Bauxite China
China Pork bellies Mexico
Mexico Pineapples Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia Petroleum Japan
Japan Televisions Ireland
Denmark Furniture Ireland
Ireland Lace Spain
Spain Olive Oil Panama
Panama Hats Poland
Poland Oats India
India Rope New Zealand
New Zealand Lamb Turkey
Turkey Cigars Afghanistan
Afghanistan Clothing Mongolia
Mongolia Copper Korea
Korea Sports shoes Haiti
Haiti Jewelry Portugal
Portugal Sardines Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia Bauxite Burma
Burma Peanuts Egypt
Egypt Pottery USA