The beginning of our final week together! Thanks for remaining engaged in class and giving your all. We'll celebrate our final class together, Wednesday, by wrapping up our learning about NAFTA and reflecting on our year together. Though I am looking forward to the end of the semester, I am not looking forward to our class ending!
- I can communicate and work effectively within a team or group.
- I can explain how International economic systems work in a global economy
- I can critique and analyze ideas about NAFTA written and verbally.
- RAP: Students opened class by returning to their NAFTA role play groups, reviewing their issues and ideas about NAFTA. Each group selected two members of the group to present their opening remarks, but every student is expected to participate in the NAFTA conference.
- Main Stage: We held a NAFTA conference, revisiting the key issues and concerns groups in the United States the Mexico raised. Students presented their ideas, heard a speech from Bill Clinton in support of NAFTA, and discussed NAFTA's potential impacts.
- Closing: To end class, students took a closer look at Bill Clinton's claims about NAFTA, analyzing and critiquing them from the perspective of their assigned NAFTA groups. Afterward, students completed an exit ticket to make some predictions about the effects of NAFTA. We will look at the research conducted in the years since on Wednesday to check on our predictions.