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Discuss Trade and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

This provides teachers and students the materials and guidance for students to learn different perspectives on the issue of trade and the TPP, discuss them and listen to each other in a respectful and civil manner, and appreciate differences while finding common ground.

With news and materials from left, center and right sources plus a structured process for discussion, teachers, administrators and parents can be assured that multiple points of view are discussed and respected in a civil, beneficial manner.

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Primary Learning Goals:

Also see how this program complies with Common Core standards.

  • Collaboration: Students will discuss wage trade while working in small groups (if a large class) or as an entire class.

  • Civil conversation and conflict resolution: Students will learn how to listen, understand and respect one another’s views, especially when there are differences of opinion and background.

  • Research and analysis: Students will have a deeper understanding of the different perspectives on trade, including their own, their classmates, and the country at large, through researching the topic across biases and discussing.

 

References for Understanding: