Sophomore design students will begin a project in World History called the “International Economic Summit.”
“I took a training this summer and thought it was a great way to teach my students about modern economic principles and social understanding,” says Ms. Krista Boivie
The students will have 13 classroom lessons that will teach them about economic principles, which they will apply during the summit. Students will act as Economic World Advisor where they will trade coupons representing a variety of products like food, energy, information items, technology and other important resources with other students to improve the living conditions of their country.
“Each of the thirteen lessons has the students completing research on economic principles and events in their country. It is important that the students know what is happening in their country so they can create a plan to change and improve the standard of living,” says Boivie.
Before students acquire a super powered country, such as the United States or China, Boivie has chosen other countries that the students are less familiar with to expand their understanding of the world. However, every country has the same opportunity to grow.
Students also have to keep track of events going on in their assigned countries and write short statements about it each week. Also they have to learn about the amount of resources used and population growth rates of the country.
“ I think that it will be a lot of work and I also have to be proactive about this project since I need to remember to keep track with what is going on in my country each week,” says sophomore J’von Wilson.
After students will have to use what they learn and compete with other groups during the culiminating “International Economic Summit” on May 27th.
“I’m really excited about this project since I’ll be able to see what it’s like to run my own country, also I’m looking forward to doing my best to win the competition against other countries at the final event,” says sophomore Michael Huebner.