Supplemental Materials

International Trade: Competition and Cooperation in a Globalized World

International Trade: Competition and Cooperation in a Globalized World guides students in exploring how U.S. trade relations fit into the country's overall role in the world. Students consider trade issues in the context of international relations, economic globalization, and concerns about economic inequity in the United States and abroad.

Online Resources from the Choices Program

Videos featuring experts—professors, policy makers, journalists, activists, and artists—answering questions that complement the readings and lessons.

Globalization and the Economic Crisis
A one-day lesson in which students consider the concept of globalization, interpret political cartoons and place them in context, identify the techniques used by cartoonists to express opinions and consider the connections between globalization and the current economic crisis. It is available from Teaching with the News.

Web Links

BBC's Globalization page
This site has links to articles, photo journals, and graphics about globalization.

BBC's The Box
The website for the BBC's coverage about a container that it is following around the world for one year in order to tell stories of globalization and international trade. The site includes photos, video clips, and articles about the container and the goods it carries as it moves from port to port.

Center for Global Development
This site provides information about development issues and how they connect to global trade and economics.

Globalization 101
Sponsored by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, this site provides resources for students on globalization issues.

PBS Wide Angle episode index
Wide Angle has a wealth of resources—including articles, photos, and many full–length episodes—on a number of subjects related to international trade, covering topics such as outsourcing to India, inequality in China, Indian cotton farmers, and overfishing in Scotland.

Public Citizen
This institution opposes trade organizations that benefit corporations. Provides information on fair trade issues.

U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Association
This site provides information and statistics about U.S. global trade history.

U.S. Trade Representative
This site outlines U.S. interests in global trade and provides statistics and general information.

World Trade Organization
This site provides information on current and past disputes, statistics, and goals of the organization.


Bhagwati, Jagdish. In Defense of Globalization (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004). 308 pages.

Friedman, Thomas. The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization (New York: Farar, Straus, Giroux, 1999). 394 pages.

Krugman, Paul R. The Accidental Theorist and other Dispatches from the Dismal Science (New York: W.W. Norton, 1999). 204 pages.

Putterman, Louis. Dollars and Change: Economics in Context (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001). 269 pages.

Sforza, Michelle, and Wallach, Lori. Whose Trade Organization: Corporate Globalization and the Erosion of Democracy. (Washington, DC: Public Citizen, 1999). 232 pages.

Stiglitz, Joseph E. Globalization and its Discontents (New York: W.W. Norton, 2002). 282 pages.