Type:

Article/Essay, Diagram/Illustration/Map, Graphic Organizer/Worksheet, Lesson Plan, Table/Graph/Chart, Vocabulary, Other

Description:

Variety of articles, lessons and activities describing the economic situation in China today and its connection to the United States and world economies.

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > Current Events
  • Social Studies > Economics
  • Social Studies > Geography
  • Social Studies > Global Awareness
  • Social Studies > Government
  • Social Studies > Political Systems

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Higher Education
  • Graduate
  • Undergraduate-Upper Division
  • Undergraduate-Lower Division

Keywords:

collections China economy trade

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Collections:

None
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SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:12.1: History and Social Science

Describing how human activity and technology have changed the environment in the U.S. and world for specific purposes (e.g., development of urban environments, genetic modification of crops, flood control, reforestation).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:12.2: History and Social Science

Generating information related to the impact of human activities on the physical environment (for example, through field studies, mapping, interviewing, and using scientific instruments) in order to draw conclusions and recommend actions (e.g., damming the Yangtze River).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:12.3: History and Social Science

Evaluating different viewpoints regarding resource use in the U.S. and world (e.g., debating drilling for oil in a national wildlife refuge).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:12.4: History and Social Science

Examining multiple factors in the interaction of humans and the environment (e.g., population size, farmland, and food production).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:12.5: History and Social Science

Recognizing patterns of voluntary and involuntary migration in the U.S. and world.

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:12.6: History and Social Science

Using information to make predictions about future migration.

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:18.1: History and Social Science

Explaining how goods and services around the world create economic interdependence between people in different places (e.g., writing a persuasive essay about the effects of importing oil, exporting labor, etc.).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:18.2: History and Social Science

Examining how producers in the U.S. and/or world have used natural, human, and capital resources to produce goods and services, and predicting the long term effects of these uses (e.g., describing how the use of petroleum products will impact the production of hybrid vehicles; examining how the use of human resources in the U.S. has changed over time).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:18.3: History and Social Science

Drawing conclusions about how choices within an economic system affect the environment in the state, nation, and/or world (e.g., decisions to build "box" stores and new roads).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:19.1: History and Social Science

Identifying goods and services provided by local, state, national, and international governmental and/or nongovernmental organizations (e.g., Red Cross, UN peacekeeping efforts, etc.).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:19.2: History and Social Science

Evaluating the costs and benefits of government economic programs to both individuals and groups (e.g., debate the pros and cons of welfare programs).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:19.3: History and Social Science

Explaining the relationship between taxation and governmental goods and services in the U.S. and/or world (e.g., how much of the federal budget is devoted to international aid?).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:19.4: History and Social Science

Recognizing that governments around the world create their own currency for use as money (e.g., examining foreign currency for cultural and political symbols).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:19.5: History and Social Science

Recognizing that a change in exchange rates changes the relative price of goods and services between two countries (e.g., track the cost in dollars of ordering a Big Mac in Paris over a three week period).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:20.1: History and Social Science

Define and apply basic economic concepts such as supply and demand, price, market and/or opportunity cost in an investigation of a regional, national, or international economic question or problem (e.g., In Colombia, what could be an alternative agricultural product to coca?).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:20.2: History and Social Science

Examining the causes and long-term effects of people's needs and/or wants exceeding their available resources, and proposing possible solutions (e.g., examining long term effects of population issues in China and India).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:20.3: History and Social Science

Comparing price, quality, and features of goods and services.

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:20.4: History and Social Science

Analyzing influences on buying and saving (e.g., media, peers).

SOC.7-8.H&SS7-8:20.5: History and Social Science

Analyzing factors involved in the production of a product or service (e.g., developing a business plan for community fundraising).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:12.1: History and Social Science

Describing and analyzing how human activity and technology currently impact the environment in the U.S. and world, and speculating the impact in the future if current trends continue.

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:12.2: History and Social Science

Generating information related to the impact of human activities on the physical environment in the local, state, national, or global community in order to draw conclusions and recommend actions (e.g., using charts and graphs to analyze the effects of overfishing along the coast of North America or the Philippine archipelago).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:12.3: History and Social Science

Analyzing different viewpoints regarding resource use in the U.S. and world; expressing and supporting one's personal viewpoint (e.g., after debating the causes and/or existence of global warming, expressing one's opinion).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:12.4: History and Social Science

Analyzing multiple factors in the interaction of humans and the environment (e.g., analyzing mediating factors that influence the relationship between population distribution and environmental change).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:12.5: History and Social Science

Using information to analyze and evaluate the impact of current voluntary and involuntary migration patterns in the U.S. and world (ex: census data).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:13.1: History and Social Science

Analyzing and evaluating the impact of expressions of culture in Vermont, the U.S., and the world through analysis of various modes of expression such as poems, songs, dances, stories, paintings, and photographs (e.g., analyzing the influence of black slave culture on subsequent generations of African Americans).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:13.2: History and Social Science

Analyzing the contributions of various cultural groups to the world, both past and present, including immigrants and native peoples; hypothesizing about the impact of the globalization of culture.

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:13.3: History and Social Science

Analyzing how location and spatial patterns influence the spread of cultural traits (e.g., comparing clothing, food, religion/values, government, and art across four ancient cultures in relation to location); analyzing the means by which various cultural groups try to retain their cultural identity.

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:13.4: History and Social Science

Analyzing and evaluating ways in which culture in the United States and the world has changed and may change in the future (e.g., how might the spread of Islam change American culture in the future?).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:18.1: History and Social Science

Explaining patterns and networks of economic interdependence that exist nationally and globally (e.g., currency, stock market, world trade).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:18.2: History and Social Science

Examining how producers in the U.S. and/or world have used natural, human, and capital resources to produce goods and services and comparing and contrasting the findings (e.g., compare the use of the labor supply in different countries).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:18.3: History and Social Science

Drawing conclusions about how choices within various economic systems affect the environment in the state, nation, and/or world (e.g., mixed, command, and market economies).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:19.1: History and Social Science

Identifying and comparing goods and services provided by local, state, national, and international governmental and/ or nongovernmental organizations (e.g., researching and debating socialized medicine vs. private healthcare; investigating the role of the International Monetary Fund).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:19.2: History and Social Science

Evaluating and debating the ideological underpinnings of government and economic programs (e.g., how much welfare should governments provide, and on what bases do various governments make these decisions?).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:19.3: History and Social Science

Explaining the global relationship between taxation and governmental goods and services (e.g., exploring the benefits and tradeoffs of foreign aid).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:19.4: History and Social Science

Recognizing that regional economic unions around the world create their own currency for use as money (e.g., the switch from multiple currencies to the Euro).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:19.5: History and Social Science

Recognizing that world events and the strength of currencies affects services and prices (e.g., September 11, 2001 and its effect on the stock market).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:20.1: History and Social Science

Using economic terms to analyze and interpret global economic issues and problems (e.g., Should there be debt relief for economically unstable countries?).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:20.2: History and Social Science

Examining the causes and long term effects of people's needs and/or wants exceeding their available resources, and proposing possible solutions (e.g., distribution and use of fresh water).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:20.3: History and Social Science

Developing strategies for earning and spending utilizing a system of accounting (e.g., creating a budget).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:20.4: History and Social Science

Analyzing the impact of media, time, and place on buying and saving (e.g., advertising, current events).

SOC.9-12.H&SS9-12:20.5: History and Social Science

Demonstrating understanding of patterns and interdependence locally, nationally, and globally that are involved in the production of a product or service (e.g., supply and demand).
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