Texas Education Agency (TEA)
Foundation of International Business
Scholars work in teams to research the geography, economic conditions, and cultural factors associated with conducting business in another country. They create a PowerPoint to show what they've learned, and then design a brochure with...
Center for History Education
The Non-Importation Movement
Boycott for free trade! An eye-opening lesson explores the non-importation movement created by American colonists in response to the Stamp and Sugar Acts. Scholars specifically look at the impact the boycott had on colonial women who had...
Council for Economic Education
Mercantilists and the Midas Touch
What is the connection between greed and mercantilism? Historians consider this question by analyzing a fairy-tale like story about King Midas from the nineteenth century. The background information and excerpt help pupils understand the...
The reading passage here uses the example of the American colonies to introduce imports and exports. After reading the text, class members respond to five questions, which require pupils to find facts in the text and form opinions about...
Chapter 28: Exchange Rates, The Balance of Payments, and Trade Deficits
Bring your class on a trip around the world in this economics presentation, which details international trade and exchange rates. Especially helpful are the clear bullet points, interesting discussion topics, and list of key terms for...
Life in Old Babylonia: The Importance of Trade
Young scholars read maps and artifacts for information indicating the existence of a trade network in Old Babylonia and beyond. They list goods imported to and exported from Babylonia. They indicate trading centers on a map of ancient...
Chapter 37: International Trade
Several graphs help to illustrate the dynamics of international trade in this slideshow. World prices, imports and exports, and the economic impact of tariffs are detailed in the presentation, along with arguments for free trade and the...
The Importance of Imports
Students explore world trade by examining items they find at home and listing countries those items came from. Data is displayed on a map and charted according to continent. They discuss how products are transported.
Where in the World Do Those Cookies Come From?
Pupils discuss exports and imports by discovering where the ingredients come from for making chocolate chip cookies. They take a survey of their favorite cookies and create a bar graph to represent the information.
The World On a String
Students connect a string to one another where they each represent a country and share problems of their imports and exports. In this imports and exports lesson plan, students pull on strings and the students that feel the tug realize...
4: In With the Imports
Students research imports of American Samoa and Hawaii and create a map showing the major imports for both. In this economics lesson, students identify where American Samoa and Hawaii are on a map, discover what the imports for the two...
Running an Export Business
Students define and give examples of importing and exporting, then analyze the role of importing and exporting on employment. They outline the basic procedures for exporting in an international market. Finally, students utilize...
Foreign Language: Travel Brochure
Students research either French or Spanish speaking countries. After compiling information covering the geography, people,government, economy, and culture, they produce travel brochures on their respective countries.
Seeking a Balance in International Trade: Pacific Rim Import-Export Transactions Activity
High schoolers role play as members of a company's import-export purchasing department attempting to develop a positive trade balance with a Pacific Rim nation. They create a company and research a trade nation in order to report to...
Before the Industrial Revolution
In this European history learning exercise, students respond to 16 short answer questions about imports, consumerism, and pre-Industrial Europe.
The World At Your Fingertips
In this the world at your fingertips worksheet, students bring in 5 items from home that are not made in the U.S., then complete a chart, indicate on a map and answer 6 questions about imported items.
Developing Images Using Repeating Patterns
Learners use a computer graphics package to create an image using a variety of tools. They use a computer graphics package to create an image. Students use a computer graphics package to create and refine an image selecting the most...
Protests at the G8 Summit
Learners identify winners and losers in economic globalization. They read a story, complete a list and exchange their lists with students to explore if the items are British or Imported. They investigate global markets and what...
Why Nations Trade
Students examine how international trade affects a nation's economy. They read and analyze two handouts, research a scenario from the handout, determine the chronological order of the scenarios, and answer questions about a case study.
At Your Fingertips
First graders observe a variety of different foods including kiwi, banbnas, coffee, chocolate and discuss where they come from. They discuss the terms import and export then identify the locations where the items came from and their...
The World In My Community
Students identify products in their community which are imported from other countries. After conducting a personal household survey, students research the product's country of origin. They discover the role imports have upon their...
Recognizing Trade Definitions and Concepts
Young scholars differentiate between imports and exports and examine data related to international trade. They view and discuss a PowerPoint presentation about international trade, define key vocabulary terms, answer discussion...
Students research products imported from Europe and use a map to show the routes the products might have followed to reach this country. They take a field trip to a store that carries imported products and take note of how many come from...
Ninth graders discuss the concept of imports and exports in trade. They participate in a simulation that explores the interchange and relationships between natural resources, scarcity, politics and tariffs.