Import & Export Lesson

This is an economics lesson to introduce the concepts of importing and exporting and how the world is connected through trade.There is also an interactive activity where students must find their trading partner.

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  • Social Studies

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  • Lesson Plan


  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade


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Standard(s)/Course Objective(s)

  • E10.4.4 - Define productive resources.
  • E11.4.3 - Describe resources that are limited in Nevada and ways in which resources are shared.
  • E12.4.1 - Define imports and exports.
  • E12.4.2 - Identify goods that would not be readily available in Nevada without international trade.
  • E11.5.4 - Explain why specialization increases productivity and interdependence.
  • E11.5.6 - Define mercantilism.
  • E11.5.7 - Identify scarce resources and identify how they are allocated in the United States.
  • E12.5.1 - Explain why the U.S. imports and exports goods.
  • E12.5.3 - Define globalization and explain how the U.S. economy is affected by international trade.

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