With its, emerging middle class, its new markets, and a new emphasis on increasing its technology base, where is China going to fit in the world economy?
Between the Civil War and World War II, railroads were one of the nation's most important businesses and an integral part of people’s lives. In this lesson, students assume the role of detectives investigating why the rail companies experienced a crisis in the 1960s and what helped the freight transport portion of the business return to profitability later in the same century. Students analyze a set of clues that help them explore the impact of government policies and changes in consumer demand on rail service. They discover that government policies (e.g., regulations, subsidies, and taxes) can have both positive and negative consequences in the marketplace. An interactive activity helps students understand that rail service competes in two different markets—passenger service and hauling freight. Students also learn that railroads and government policies have had to adjust as the transportation industry changed in the second half of the twentieth century.
Essential Question: Why did the Atlanta Falcons and the City of Atlanta partner to build a new $1.4 billion dollar retractable-roof stadium? On September 30, 2013 the Atlanta Falcons, the City of Atlanta, and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority announced they had officially selected a site for a new retractable-roof stadium. The site, just south of the current Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA, is expected to be completed in time for the 2017 NFL season. By examining numerous potential costs and benefits related to the planned construction of a new retractable-roof stadium, students will have an opportunity to express opinions on whether they think this stadium should have been constructed using the current funding model.
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