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HISTORICAL TRADE ROUTES IN EAST ASIA

The entire guide can be downloaded in PDF format, section by section. The geography section (Geography along the Silk Roads [PDF]) is especially strong.

CONTEMPORARY TRADE ROUTES IN EAST ASIA
  • Trading Nations: Analyzing the Benefits and Drawbacks of a Global Economy [The New York Times Learning Network]
    For grades 6-12. This lesson plan helps students analyze the impact of a global economy on the workers, business leaders, and governments of China and the United States through views of economic, geographic, and historical factors.

  • International Trade in a Global Village [National Geographic]
    For grades 9-12. Not only do interdependent trade networks epitomize contemporary life in the Global Village, they also provide conditions that affect the spread of diseases such as AIDS, avian flu, and SARS.
OUTSOURCING
  • Studying Locally, Teaching Globally: Role Playing to Understand Outsourcing [The New York Times Learning Network]
    For grades 6-12. In this lesson students work in small groups to create outlines and mind-maps that demonstrate their understand of the effects of outsourcing on economic relationships and the U.S. economy. (This resource can be used with examples from East Asia rather than those given, as necessary.)

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