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The International Economic Summit (IES) is a hands-on, problem based project whose global scope touches on solving the problems of each country’s infrastructure, health and education. The goal of this project is to enhance the students respect for that which is different and awareness of globalization upon the economy, foods, cultural beliefs, language, music. The IES is an excellent program that can be used at any high school grade level across the curriculum, it offers incisive knowledge of daily life, specifying health care, infrastructure and education. The IES not only offers general global knowledge but it affords the student the research powers to go into any given point in depth (i.e. health care, education and infrastructure). It brings an informed knowledge of various ethnic communities which instills a respect and understanding for the global differences between ethnic and racial groups. Table of Contents I.

Country Assignments

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World Export List

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Research Portfolio Assignments 1-11

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Flag Study Guide

V.

Costume

VI.

Field Trip

VII.

Summit Event

* a special thanks and acknowledgement to the Idaho Council for Economic Education for creating the activity upon which our project was built. www.econsummit.org


I.

2011 IES Country Assignments

Country

Students

Argentina Austria Brazil Egypt Estonia Ethiopia Finland Greece Indonesia Iran Iraq Israel Japan Libya Liechtenstein Malaysia Nigeria Norway Phillipines Poland Saudia Arabia Singapore South Africa Sri Lanka Sweden Syria Taiwan United Kingdom Vietnam Jordan

Gereon, Jose Juan, Eduardo Jesus, Emanuell Yaritza, Herson Ihor, Andrew Eli, Eunice Juana, Bernardo Rogelio Victoria, Angel Selena, Erika Kenneth Maritza, Jalisa Hugo, Victor Jazmin, Ivonne Cindy, Araceli Jordan, Luis Ashley, Sabrina Sinisa, Freddie Minh Stephanie Rodrigo, Daniel Cristian, Hector Alexis, Alfonso Kyle, Leslie Marcos, Juan Adriana, Henry Jaelyn, Essence Daniel, David Aracely, Cecilia Guadalupe


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2011World Export List


III. Research Portfolio Assignment #1: Get to know your country!!

Locate the following statistical information for your assigned country and record below, www.nationmaster.com, https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html, & www.wikipedia.org, are excellent resources. Each member of the group will submit this completed worksheet. Total Population Total Land Area in kilometers % Urban PPP GDP Per Capita GDP Unemployment Rate Exports in $ Imports in $ % of Population in Agriculture, Manufacturing, Services Literacy Rate Life Expectancy Age Distribution Infant Mortality # of years Compulsory Education Capital City Political System Type ( monarchy, democracy, etc.) Name of Leader Type of Economy Name of Currency Primary Religion Primary Language Draw a sketch of your country’s flag on the back of this sheet of paper. What do the colors and symbols represent?


Assignment #2 Prepare a colored map of your country on the provided poster. Include physical characteristics, such as rivers, lakes, mountains, plains, valleys, or islands. Label surrounding countries, important cities, harbors, states, and provinces. In addition, label important factors of production using some type of key or legend.

Assignment #3 Describe your countries factors of production 1. Land – naturally-occurring goods like oil 2. Labor - # of workers + their educational achievement 3. Capital Goods – manufactured goods like machines, tools, etc.

Assignment #4 Economic System What type of economic system exists in your country? ( command, market, mixed) - Who owns and controls the economic resources of your country? List industries controlled by the government. What is the size of your country’s federal budget? What federal programs are in place to care for the needy or less fortunate members of society?


Assignment #5 Imports/Exports What type of products and services are imported and exported? Imports

Exports

What is the monetary unit and its exchange rate with the dollar?

Assignment #6 Trade partners 1. List any trade partners your country belongs to; i.e. OPEC, European Union, etc. 2. List any countries that your country CANNOT trade with, due to sanctions or bans. If there is a barrier, explain why it is in place. 3. What is the balance of trade in your country? ( imports – exports = balance of trade )

Assignment #7 Infrastructure Describe your country's infrastructure in terms of roadways, airports, railroads, bridges, and dams. What is the average electricity consumption per citizen?


Assignment #8 Health Care Using the data from your Fact Sheet ( infant mortality, life expectancy, # of doctors, etc.) and the World Health Organization www.who.int describe the healthcare situation in your country. Please include any current epidemics or major concerns like AIDS, bird flu, mad cow disease, etc. 1 - 2 paragraphs typed, double-spaced, arial font.

Assignment #9 Education Answer the following questions in regard to the status of education within your country: 1. Who has access to education in your nation? ( only wealthy, only people in the city, etc.) 2. Is education publicly or privately funded? Is it mandatory? 3. What is the average number of years obtained per person? 4. How many colleges or universities exist? 5. How are people selected for admission to the universities.

Assignment #10 1. Foreign Powers that have controlled your country 1.

Countries your nation has controlled 1.

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What parts of colonialism remain in your country today, i.e. any connections still exist economically, culturally, etc.?, 2. List any significant events that have had a profound effect on your country? Event Summary / Significance 1.

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Assignment #11 Events/ Important People 1.) Important cultural events (holidays, religious, sporting events, days marking individual heroes, etc) Please note where you are getting the information from. Event Description a.

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2.) Name the most influential people from your country past and present Name Brief Biography a. a. b.

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IV.

Flag Study Guide

BRAZIL

JAPAN

CHINA

SPAIN

SINGAPORE

AUSTRALIA

COSTA RICA

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

HONDURAS

CONGO

ECUADOR

ALGERIA

VENEZUELA

EGYPT

SOUTH KOREA

SWITZERLAND

ZIMBABWAE

SAUDI ARABIA

UNITED KINGDOM

IRELAND

JAMAICA

SOUTH AFRICA

MORROCO

INDIA

ITALY

THAILAND

TURKEY

NETHERLANDS


CZECH REPUBLIC


V.

Costume


VI.

Field Trip


VII.

Summit Agenda

9:30 – 9:50

Check in, packet pick-up and table set-up

9:50 – 10:05 Welcome and introduction, Explanation of rules 10:05 – 10:20 Flag quiz 10:20 – 11:00 Alliance negotiations 11:00 – 11:45 Lunch 11: 45 – 12:00 Export Coupons and Currency pick-up 12:00 – 1:00 trade session/summit bank 1:00 – 1:25 Team Scoring 1:25 – 1: 35 Summit Slideshow 1:35 – 1:50 Award Ceremony


International Economic Summit Scorecard Country Name :

POINTS

SCORING 1. STRATEGIC PLAN SUBMITTED ON TIME AND CORRECTLY (5PTS) 2-5. RESEARCH PAPER ( 0-34 POINTS BASED ON FINAL GRADE) 6. FLAG QUIZ (1PT FOR EACH CORRECT) 7. MEMBER OF TRADE ALLIANCE (10PTS Each, maximum of 20PTS)

8. COSTUME (0-10PTS)

SUB-TOTAL 9. IMPORT GOALS ACCOMPLISHED (0-20 PTS) 1 PT for each category goal met - see Strategic Plan Form. If all fourteen categories are met, 20 PTS are awarded.

10. ENDING CASH GREATER OR EQUAL TO BEGINNING DDAMOUNT (5PTS) 11. INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT COUPONS (5PTS Each, maximum of 20PTS)

12. SUMMIT LOAN COMPLETED (10PTS) 13. BROKEN TRADE ALLIANCE (-10PTS) 14. UNSETTLED BANK LOAN (-10PTS)

TOTAL POINTS SCOREMASTER SIGNATURE


International Economic Summit Scorecard SENIOR

Country Name :

POINTS

SCORING 1. STRATEGIC PLAN SUBMITTED ON TIME AND CORRECTLY (5PTS) 2-5. RESEARCH PAPER ( 0-34 POINTS BASED ON FINAL GRADE) 6. FLAG QUIZ (1PT FOR EACH CORRECT) 7. MEMBER OF TRADE ALLIANCE (10PTS Each, maximum of 20PTS)

8. COSTUME (0-10PTS)

SUB-TOTAL 9. IMPORT GOALS ACCOMPLISHED (0-20 PTS) 1 PT for each category goal met - see Strategic Plan Form. If all fourteen categories are met, 20 PTS are awarded.

10. ENDING CASH GREATER OR EQUAL TO BEGINNING DDAMOUNT (5PTS) 11. INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT COUPONS (5PTS Each, maximum of 20PTS)

12. SUMMIT LOAN COMPLETED (10PTS) 13. BROKEN TRADE ALLIANCE (-10PTS) 14. UNSETTLED BANK LOAN (-10PTS)

TOTAL POINTS SCOREMASTER SIGNATURE



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