Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
DefinitionExamination should include
- impact of the organization on the community (e.g., provision of jobs, tax revenue, and goods/services; involvement in community programs/activities; environmental impact)
- impact of the community on the organization (e.g., employee base; local taxes and regulations; local government services such as roads, schools, utilities; other local services).
- In what ways can an industry enhance the community in which it is located?
- How can members of the community effectively communicate their needs and concerns to a local industry?
- What are examples of programs that bring together businesses and communities?
Related Standards of Learning
History and Social Science
The student will apply social science skills to understand that in a democratic republic, thoughtful and effective participation in civic life is characterized by
- exercising personal character traits such as trustworthiness, responsibility, and honesty;
- obeying the law and paying taxes;
- serving as a juror;
- participating in the political process and voting in local, state, and national elections;
- performing public service;
- keeping informed about current issues;
- respecting differing opinions and the rights of others;
- practicing personal and fiscal responsibility;
- demonstrating the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that foster the responsible and respectful use of digital media; and
- practicing patriotism.
Other Related Standards
Suggested Learning Activities
Community Issues: Business and Industry Involvement in the Community
Objective: Explain why and how organizations become involved in the community.
Materials: Access to the Internet, magazines, and trade journals associated with student's field of study, teacher notes