The Trade theme addresses the principles of international trade and logistics and seeks to support students’ development of an awareness of Prince Rupert and Northwest BC as a gateway between distant markets and cultures. Lessons explore the concept of trade in a past, present and future context. The big ideas of Community and Connectedness provide a lens through which younger students examine the direct impact of the movement of goods and resources in their region and elsewhere. Middle and high school students explore the nuances of economic and trading relationships through the lens of Interconnectedness and Interdependence.