Unit 4.2-4.3: Trade protection

Links to pages with lesson plans for unit 4.2-4.3 (old syllabus unit 4.1)

This is a link page to sub-pages, containing lesson plans and learning activities, which provide activities and lesson plans for the global economics unit, unit 4.2: Types of trade protection and 4.3: Arguments for and against trade control / protection.  Under the pervious syllabus these units were covered under 3.1, which also included material on the benefits of international trade, which is now its own stand alone unit (unit 4.1).

Typically each lesson plan includes resources to use on an interactive whiteboard and worksheets to print. The pages have full student access to give maximum flexibility to the teacher and the student. There are theoretical notes for extended reading and teacher notes at the top that provide timing information lesson objectives and activity instructions.

Unit 4.2-4.3: Types of trade protection

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Assessment map

This page provides a map of the various assessments included in the unit, including short answers responses, case studies and areas for discussion.Syllabus area: 4.2 Types of trade protection

Barriers to trade

This lesson focuses on the different types of trade protectionism which a government may employ. The page is effectively decided into two parts, the first looks at justifications for trade protection...

The Trump effect

On Wednesday November 10th Donald Trump swept to an unreal, surreal presidential election win, despite having no political experience, or even the universal support of his own party. In doing so he confounded...

Case study on Tata Steel

Read the following article from the UK Times newspaper on March 30, 2016 and answer the questions at the end of the passage.The death knell of the British steel industry was sounded last night in Mumbai....

The Defence industry

This lesson focuses on the defence industry, an industry rumoured to be worth in excess of $ 400 billion in world wide sales and a market controlled by a small number of countries, and a relatively small...

Paper 3 type question on tariffs and quotas (HL only)

This paper three type question focuses on possible trade barriers that might be imposed by a government. Students require a piece of graph paper, a pencil and a calculator to complete the following questions.

Unit 4.1-4.3: Review sheet

I have included this page, which contains a PDF handout as a simple revision exercise. I find that many IB students get a degree of comfort from these short summary handouts.The review sheet is available...

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