Transportation in a Global Market
In this lesson, students will learn how to meaure distances on a map and practice finding countries on a world map. Students will examine the global market by tracing the supply chain for a single pair of jeans from raw materials to a store in their home state. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the supply chaing by estimating the distance products travel and calculating the estimated fuel consumption in this process. Students will realize the difficulties involved in supporting a global supply chain, in terms of transportation, and learn strategies that are employed to improve the functionality and reduce the amount of fuel used by such systems. Finally, students will think critically about globalization and consider their role in it.
Time Required: 1 class period
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