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Thinking Globally

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For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (1.29 MB)
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For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (3.54 MB)
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For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
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Excerpt from the original press release:

"The IMF Center of the International Monetary Fund, in partnership with the U.S.'s National Council on Economic Education (NCEE), has launched an instructional program for secondary school students about the effects of globalization and the importance of understanding the dynamics of the global economy. Thinking Globally: Effective Lessons for Teaching about the Interdependent World Economy is a CD-ROM with eight classroom-tested lessons on globalization, comparative advantage, economic growth, exchange rates, and other international topics.

The lessons aim to help students understand globalization and the role of the 184-nation IMF in assisting countries achieve economic stability and growth. Interactive exercises prompt students to examine their assumptions and to think analytically about the dynamics of cross-border exchanges of ideas, technology, goods, services, labor and other factors driving globalization.

The lessons, available on a single CD-ROM free of charge to educators, are aligned with the Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics, which were developed by NCEE, a nationwide network that promotes economic literacy among students and teachers."

The content of this CD-ROM is made of PDF files with an application shell for browsing and reading. Available in different languages, these PDF can also be downloaded individually from the IMF website. Since the webpage linked to the last item of the main menu ("What Is the International Monetary Fund?") is not online anymore, a PDF file created from an archived version of that page has been uploaded under the heading "manual".

ISO disc image retrieved from the Internet Archive. Mac/PC hybrid disc.

Top download: Official CD-ROM for educators in English language.
2nd download: French language PDF files from the IMF website.
3rd download: Spanish language PDF files from the IMF website.

Architecture: PPC PPC (Carbonized)

There is no information about compatibility on the disc. Two apps are available for Macintosh: one for MacOSX (apparently carbonized), one for the Classic MacOS. Both are made with Macromedia Director MX 2004, thus PPC-based. The Classic version program runs probably only on MacOS9 since the source application can not run on an more older OS.

Tested successfully on MacOSX 10.6.8 Snow Leopard w/Rosetta.


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by Idéfix - 2019, February 4 - 9:04pm

As a complement to these IMF/NCEE courses, I would recommend a publication from the excellent OpenStax textbooks series published by Rice University. Developped for the high school AP program, Principles of Macroeconomics for AP Courses deals specifically with international economy and trading. Free, open-source, and high quality.

"Principles of Macroeconomics for AP Courses, 2nd ed"

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by Idéfix - 2019, February 4 - 3:52am

I have not been able to make this application run reasonnably well on SheepShaver for MacOSX w/MacOS 9.0.4 since there are many files to install (the purpose of some of them totally unknown to me) and no installation documentation to handle the task safely. So I preferred to abstain rather than risk permanently damaging my emulated MacOS9 system. PDF files on the disc are however still perfectly readable and this is the most important.