The global economy is innately tied to trade; it allows countries around the world to obtain any resource they may want, whether or not it is produced on the home front. This availability of resources is facilitated through trade. The global economy allows us to eat the foods we want all year round and buy clothing and gadgets at lower prices. During times of peace, it is beneficial in a global economy, to see other nations succeed. On the other hand, during times of unrest, dependence on outside nations, in a global economy, may seem scary. Due to globalization and other factors, it is impossible for large industrialized nations to exit the global economy without devastating effects.
These resources will help to teach middle school students more about the global economy and the central role trade plays.