|Pillars of Student Success||
|Program Implementation||Program Grade-Level|
|Classroom Based||Grades 6-8|
|Program Concepts||Program Skills|
|Business, business ethics, career exploration, communication, cultural awareness in international business, cultural differences, cultural norms, culture, currency, customer, educational and legal requirements, etiquette, exchange rate, export, free trade, immigration, import, innovation, interdependence, international careers, international trade, market, marketplace, migration, product, product safety, production, profit, quota, resources, service, specialization, standards, subsidy, tariff, trade, trade barriers, trade embargo||Analyze charts and evaluate information, analyze human behavior, categorize data, decision making, describe how need leads to innovation, entrepreneurial thinking, examine resources, follow instructions, identify business responsibilities, identify foreign currency, identify international job requirements, identify positive and negative traits, interpret charts and graphs, learning a second language, making customer-based product decisions, negotiating, reading a spreadsheet, reading comprehension, recognize and apply terms, recognize consequences of trade barriers, teamwork, trading, understanding business and cultural etiquette, using a currency calculator|
Students learn about the relationship between businesses and their customers and the mutually beneficial exchange of products and services. As they explore the global marketplace, students connect well-known products and businesses to their countries of origin.
Students learn that businesses must understand cultural differences in order to meet customers' needs and make a profit in different countries. By examining the different habits of international customers, students learn about international etiquette and broaden their perspectives.Session Three: Global Trade (volunteer-led)
Students learn that businesses trade in order to obtain products and services that customers want or need. Students learn about imports and exports, examine the ways technology has improved international trade, and participate in a global trade game.
Students learn that modern countries cannot provide all of the products and services that their people want and need. Therefore, businesses in different countries focus their efforts on specializing in specific resources or producing smaller parts of a product. Students look at examples of specialized global manufacturing, discuss how it affects trade, and consider the trade-offs of interdependence.
Students explore the types of restrictions that governments place on international trade. They learn about tariffs, quotas, subsidies, and standards and how these barriers affect governments, businesses, and customers.
Students explore the concept of international currencies. They learn about variable exchange rates, currency converters, and how to compare the prices of products from around the world.
Students take on the role of international business owners, reviewing the skills and experience of potential employees to learn about skills what's required to be competitive in the global marketplace.
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