WH 6-1


Oklahoma Academic Standard 6. The student will evaluate contemporary global issues and challenges.   

Objective 6.1  Describe the ongoing impact of interdependence on the world’s economies resulting in the creation and growth of multinational organizations, international trade agreements, and the challenges faced by the global economy.

In a Nutshell

To evaluate contemporary global issues students must be able to analyze the role and impact of multinational organizations. Students should evaluate the effect of decisions made by organizations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization, and the World Health Organization. As globalization increases, it is crucial for students to have the skills to analyze decisions made by countries whose economies are interwoven.

Teacher Action

Student Action

  • Assist students to construct arguments using a combination of evidence for or against an approach or solution to an economic issue.

  • Provide opportunities for students to analyze the possible consequences, both intended and unintended, of government policies on markets and international trade. 

  • Evaluate the extent to which economic decisions have had significant historical and global impact on human and physical environments of various places and regions. 

  • Evaluate the impact of government policies on market outcomes at national and global levels, past and present

Key Concepts 

Misconceptions 

  • causes of cultural, economic, and political globalization

  • growth of telecommunications on trade, acculturation, and public information

  • anti-globalization sentiment and fears

  • Some students may assume that multinational organizations are creating global monopolies and therefore, damaging to local or national economies.

  • Some students may overgeneralize to conclude that globalization always increases the gap between the wealthy and those in poverty. 

Instructional Resources

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Instructional Resources