International Towne Curriculum



When you opt to participate in the International Towne program, you will receive a complete curriculum of 25 lessons at a day-long orientation. The hands-on, interactive lessons and activities can be incorporated into your school’s curriculum over a period of time that works best for you. The culminating activity is a trip to Young Americans, International Towne facility, where your students spend the day role-playing as consumers and producers in a global marketplace of 16 countries. It’s an unforgettable experience that fosters lifelong learning!

The user-friendly curriculum is packed with lessons and activities that not only teach basic global economics, but also reinforce cultural awareness, geography, math, science, language arts and civics.

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International Towne Curriculum Chapters:

Chapter 1 – Interdependence

  • International trade
  • Scarcity
  • Specialization and resources
  • Transportation of goods and money
  • Importing and exporting
  • Trade relations

Chapter 2 – Supply and Demand

  • Supply and shortage
  • Wants versus needs
  • Scarcity
  • Resources and opportunity costs

Chapter 3 – Personal Finance

  • Credit
  • Time value of money
  • Managing scares resources
  • Budgeting
  • Cost-benefit analysis and opportunity costs

Chapter 4 – Navigating Different Cultures

  • World leadership
  • International law
  • Greetings and gestures used around the world
  • Understanding how business is done in different cultures
  • Currency exchange and the power of the U.S. dollar

Chapter 5 – Country Preparation and Closing Activities

Students prepare for their day in International Towne by holding country meetings and training for their Towne positions as Presidents, Customs Agents, Finance Ministers, and Currency Exchange Specialists.

Students then participate in the one-day International Towne experience.

Afterwards, these lessons conducted back at school evaluate country productivity and test concepts learned through fun activities such as GLOBE Bingo and International Trivia.