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Lesson Plan on Comparative Advantage This lesson plan takes students step-by-step through the theory of comparative advantage and gives them brief exercises to build comprehension. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 2, 2005 at 11:53 p.m..


Lesson Plan on the U.S. Trade Deficit In this lesson plan, students will learn how to define "trade surplus" and "trade deficit," recognize important U.S. trading partners and the nature of the goods and services exchanged among them, and understand concerns of different interest groups, both in the United States and in other countries, as they relate to international trade. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 2, 2005 at 11:53 p.m..


The Mead Project The Project's goal is to revitalize research on George Herbert Mead's work by facilitating access to his publications and to those of numerous social scientists of his day. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 2, 2005 at 11:53 p.m..


Trade and Globalization This rich site contains background information on International Trade from the Center for Strategic and International Studies which is dedicated "to providing world leaders with strategic insights on — and policy solutions to — current and emerging global issues." Specific information provide is: Economics of International Trade, Government Regulation, Liberalization, a Comparative Advantage Quiz, and Trade Statistics. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 2, 2005 at 11:53 p.m..


Globalization and Investment This rich resource is presented by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, whose purpose is to to provide world leaders with strategic insights on — and policy solutions to — current and emerging global issues. The topics covered include: Factors Influencing Foreign Investment Decisions, Positive Effects of Foreign Investments, Concerns About Foreign Investment and a Glossary of Terms From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 2, 2005 at 11:53 p.m..


Globalization and Technology This site, sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies was designed to help you understand some of the fundamental issues surrounding globalization and technology, familiarize you with some of the technical terms pertaining, and offer some insights into some of the controversies surrounding technology-related policies. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 2, 2005 at 11:53 p.m..


Globalization and Health This site, sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Health demonstrates how globalization influences people’s health. It takes a close look at 1) How globalization is promoting both the more rapid spread and the more effective treatment of highly contagious diseases, and 2) The growing debate over the use and future of genetically modified organisms (aka GMOs). From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 2, 2005 at 11:53 p.m..


Culture and Globalization This rich site by the Center for Strategic and International explores some of the especially sensitive and subtle issues pertaining to the globalization debate. Topics include Cultural Impacts of Globalization, Cultural and Trade Disputes, and Cultural Challenges. Readers are urged to think of cultural issues pertaining to globalization in terms of conflicting values, and decide for themselves what aspects of globalization may be positive, negative or truly indifferent to cultures around the world. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 2, 2005 at 11:53 p.m..


Globalization in the News News Analyses, sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, include short analyses of recent events related to globalization. The Center strives to give a balanced presentation of the facts, and explains the differing opinions of governments, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations on important developments. All the News Analyses have extensive links to other relevant websites and primary documents available on the Internet so that readers can pursue issues in greater depth. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 2, 2005 at 11:53 p.m..


Globalization Links This site, sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, contains links to websites from governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, businesses, media, and other groups from around the world to help one research the complex phenomenon of globalization. The site offers a broad range of opinions and perspectives, many of them contradictory and critical of each other, in order to show that globalization is a highly controversial and contested area of study and action. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 2, 2005 at 11:53 p.m..


PC Lube and Tune This site, hosted at Yale University, provides introductions, tutorials, and educational materials on technical subjects for computer users. Topics covered include PC hardware, programming languages, the Microsoft antitrust case, character encoding, and web standards. From EEVL New Learning Materials on September 2, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Brief History Of Louisana From the Secretary of State’s office the brief history of Louisana here follows the theme of ten flags that have flown over the area. This interesting and historic place, tragically hit by the great hurricane of 2005, is a setting of swirling events through the centuries. Its future will promises a rich fabric of change [...] From Golden Swamp on September 2, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..


Scaffoldiong: A model for learner support in an online teaching environment This paper describes the use of scaffolding as a tool to imrove student's learning to learn abilities in higher education From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 2, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


Fiduciary Training: From Theory to Practice This project enhances fiduciary training through the development of case studies and a practicum manual. Case studies provide opportunities for students to apply principles and concepts learned in the classroom. The practicum manual supports internships by detailing roles and responsibilities. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on September 2, 2005 at 10:30 a.m..


Wi-Fi Goes Global - Handy Hotspot Locator from Jiwire Tech company Jiwire, has compiled an online WiFi directory that lists over seventy thousand hotspots world wide. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on September 2, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Renewable Energy Field Trips This Web site provides information about a variety of renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, and hydrogen. The energy sources are presented through field trips that use text and videos to take people to various sites around the world. During each field trip, participants are prompted to assess each energy source in terms of its impact on future sustainable energy practices. Through this site, students interact with environmental science concepts in such a realistic way that they are more likely to learn the material at deeper cognitive levels. Students are more likely to integrate their From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 2, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners. An online occupational therapy news magazine for occupational therapists. Contains a career section and feature articles from the magazine. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 2, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


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