Trade

Trade and the Economy, Then and Now: The Present Day

Posted in 11-12, Trade

Trade and the Economy, Then and Now: The Present Day

This lesson, and its partner lesson, Trade and the Economy, Then and Now: The Postwar Period, are informed by the big idea of Interdependence. Students analyze and discuss a variety of primary sources on the current trading relationship between Canada and Asia. They compare the impact of this relationship at the national, provincial and regional levels, as well as upon local First Nations. Students also revisit their learning about the postwar socio-economic context in Prince Rupert and compare that context with the current and anticipated economic growth in international trade with Asia at...

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Trade and the Economy, Then and Now: The Postwar Period

Posted in 11-12, Trade

Trade and the Economy, Then and Now: The Postwar Period

The Post-World War II era has been marked by momentous developments in international economic conditions and in the scope and character of business operations. Economic growth, increasing affluence and the population explosion have generated enormous demands for capital and consumer goods throughout the world, while rapid technological process has greatly reduced the cost and speed with which products and productive resources can be transferred from country to country to satisfy such demands. Technological innovation has also brought about the introduction of a multitude of new and complex...

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The Trading Game

Posted in 8-10, Trade

The Trading Game

The Trading Game provides an active and engaging introduction to some of the key dynamics of trading relationships between different countries and regions. It incorporates information about trade in Canada in general and the Pacific Rim in particular. A debrief discussion at the end of the activity allows for students to reflect on the application of the game to the real world and on the benefits and challenges of global trade. The game is informed by the big idea of Interdependence. The game can be played at the beginning of a unit on trade and the economy. It is also useful for a summary...

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Product or Resource?

Posted in 4-7, Trade

Product or Resource?

This lesson, and its partner lesson, Where Does Our Stuff Come From?, are informed by the big ideas of Community and Connectedness. Students learn the difference between a product and a natural resource. They explore the connections between the products and resources we use in our daily lives and the imports and exports that pass through the Port of Prince Rupert. The lesson is most appropriate for students in Grades 4-6. CLASSROOM TIME REQUIRED 40 – 50 minutes LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES Students will: Be introduced to the concept of natural resources and products. Identify and...

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Where Does Our Stuff Come From?

Posted in 4-7, Trade

Where Does Our Stuff Come From?

This lesson and its partner lesson, Product or Resource?, are informed by the big ideas of Community and Connectedness. Students learn what regions or countries that commodities come from by mapping the origins of products commonly found in the home. Students explore what transportation methods bring these goods from their point of origin to their destination.

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Grain On The Move

Posted in k-3, Trade

Grain On The Move

This lesson and its partner lesson, What is in my Bread?, are informed by the big idea of Community. Students learn that grain, a basic human need, travels through the port community of Prince Rupert to communities in other parts of the world. CLASSROOM TIME REQUIRED One 45 – 50 minute session LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES Students will: Learn that grain arrives at the Prince Rupert port by train and leaves by ship Demonstrate how grain moves through the main parts of a grain handling/marine...

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