Pre-Lesson (Part 2): International
(Activity: Fifth Ring)
Rationale: Living in a global economy, it is important for students to understand the international influences among their own country and other countries.
Recap of Pre-Lesson (part 1):
Let's now look at the fifth ring — the world. Your homework assignment was to bring to class an object from another country. Everyone will have an opportunity to share his or her object with the class and to point on the world map where the object is from. By sharing our objects from other countries, we will see how international and integrated our world is. (This exercise can also be illustrated by having all the students look at the labels in their clothing.)
When we do the International Monetary Fund activities, we will explore how goods are traded from one country to another and learn about the role of the IMF in international trade and cooperation.