Three more days! Thank you to everyone who turned in their missing or late work. After your internal monologues, be sure to remain engaged and complete all our in class work. This work will be recorded as part of your final grade for our unit about international trade.
- 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 speak and write about NAFTA from the perspective of a specific group.
- RAP: We opened class by reviewing what we know about NAFTA. Students read their internal monologues aloud and then in groups addressed the questions raised last class about NAFTA. Afterward, students completed a section of this graphic organizer to prepare for today's NAFTA pre-conference meetings.
- Main Stage: To prepare for Tuesday's NAFTA conference, students met with one another to learn more about the various perspectives and groups that may be affected by NAFTA. Using their graphic organizers to record their work, students reviewed what they know about NAFTA, reviewed key issues raised by NAFTA, and tried to build alliances ahead of the conference. The goal is for the group to make a decision whether or not to support the trade agreement.
- Closing: After meeting with every group, students then returned to their original group to prepare their argument in favor, against, or neutral toward NAFTA. I asked students to generate a couple of claims about NAFTA using reasoning and evidence from their assigned roles. Students finished these ahead of our conference on Tuesday.