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Social Studies
  Grade Level:   12  
  EALR:   2. ECONOMICS The student applies understanding of economic concepts and systems to analyze decision-making and the interactions between individuals, households, businesses, governments, and societies.  
  Component:   2.2 Understands how economic systems function.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   2.2.2 Analyzes and evaluates the effects of specialization on global trade.  
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-Judges the effects of an oil-based economy on the members of OPEC.
-Examines how specialization affected New Balance's decision to keep shoe manufacturing in the United States.
-Analyzes how Russia's decision to specialize in aluminum production led to the demise of Washington State's aluminum industry.
Suggested Unit
  • CWP—Globalization and the Economy