Media and Journalism
Council on Foreign Relations Crisis Guide: The Global Economy
A multimedia analysis of the 2008 economic crisis from the Council on Foreign Relations
A series of radio segments on workers in the global economy, created by Marketplace from American Public Media
A blog and radio stories from National Public Radio that focus on ways to understand the global economy
Explorers, Traders & Immigrants: Tracking the Cultural and Social Effects of the Global Commodity Trade
his curricular unit examines how trade in commodities such as salt, rubber and tea impacted societies around the world
Trade and Globalization
A series of lesson plans related to trade and globalization, including trade agreements, trade deficits, and the challenge of combating piracy
On the Road Again: Moving People, Products and Ideas
An elementary lesson plan from National Geographic, introducing students to global economic interdependence
Crossing Borders: The Globalization Debate
An economics lesson from the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank
Trade in the Silk Road Cities
A lesson from the Asia Society exploring historical and contemporary trading routes from China to the Middle East
International Trade: Competition and Cooperation in a Globalized World
A curriculum unit available for purchase from the Choices Program at Brown University, with analysis and debate of international trade policy
CREATE: Labeling the World
Using their own clothing labels, students will locate and research information about the country found on their labels. After collecting information, students will use Microsoft Excel to construct graphs. Students will also read pre-selected Web sites for information on wages and labor to help form their opinions on social issues related to imports manufactured using cheap labor.
Founded by Ralph Nader in 1971, Public Citizen claims to be the consumer's eyes and ears in Washington. As an organization, Public Citizen fights for safer drugs and medical devices, cleaner and safer energy sources, a cleaner environment, fair trade, and a more open and democratic government. The Public Citizen web site features a section entitled Global Trade Watch that monitors issues related to global trade and a section that follows issues related to the environment.
World Watch Institute
The Worldwatch Institute is a nonprofit public policy research organization dedicated to informing policymakers and the public about emerging global problems and trends and the complex links between the world economy and its environmental support systems.
UN Global Compact
The Global Compact is not a regulatory instrument or code of conduct, but a value-based platform designed to promote institutional learning. It utilizes the power of transparency and dialogue to identify and disseminate good practices based on universal principles, and it asks companies to act on these principles in their own corporate domains. This is the official site of the UN Global Compact.
Business for Social Responsibility
Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) is a membership organization for companies seeking to sustain their commercial success in ways that demonstrate respect for ethical values, people, communities, and the environment.
World Economic Forum
This is the official site of the World Economic Forum. It offers information about the members and goals of the organization. It represents a relatively pro-business point of view.
CorpWatch is a watchdog organization that monitors and reports information about the actions of corporations around the world in an attempt to increase accountability. The coordinate a number of campaigns including The Alliance for a Corporate-Free United Nations.
UWM Center for International Education
Last Updated: May 2010