Unit 4.4: Economic integration

Links to pages with lesson plans for unit 4.4 (old syllabus unit 3.4)

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, 4.4: Economic integration.  Under the previous syllabus this unit was included under 3.4.  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 4.4: Economic integration

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: Forms of economic integration

Economic integration

This lesson examines the various levels of economic integration. The guiding question for this lesson is the recognition that economic integration comes in many different forms from a simple trading...

Hard or soft Brexit?

This lesson looks at a topical question, what is a hard and soft Brexit and which of those two options is preferable? Much of the answer to this question comes down to political preference (and the issue...

Trump to quit TPP on first day in office

This lesson looks at the viability of President elect Trump's decision to cancel the Trans-Pacific partnership trade deal on his first day in the White House. This mega trade deal, the world's largest...

World trade organisation (WTO)

This page focuses on the World Trade Organisation and also contains a paper two type question. You can download both the question and mark scheme as a PDF files, at the bottom of this page.What are the...

Paper 3 examination question on trade barriers (HL only)

This is a continuation of the previous lesson and contains a paper three type question on the costs and benefits of being part of a trading bloc. This exercise can be completed in 45 minutes. While...

Unit 4.4: 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 can be downloaded...

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