You are your team's economist. If you don't know what that is, look it up in
a dictionary. Basically, you are the money man/woman. You always are
concerned with how change is going to affect the economy of the country and
the bank accounts of the people. You are especially concerned in light of the
current economy of the US.
You've only been with your team for about 18 months. You came from Texas,
where you used to raise cattle. You are a member of the United States Metric
Association and you are proud of that!!!
SPECIAL: (TRY TO KEEP SECRET): If your group starts to think about not
supporting a change to metrics for the United States, you've got to convince
your team members that a change to metric is for the best!!
When you choose a name for yourself, be creative, have some fun. And, if you
are up for the challenge, you might want to use an accent when you speak,
howdy, y'all! Decide on a biography for yourself. Maybe, where you
were born; how you played with metrics as a young child; where you went to
school. Share your life story with your group members, and briefly touch
upon it when giving your presentation to the Tribunal. On the day of your
presentation, dress like an economist from Texas!
From the links you've already looked at, and the ones listed below,
pick the MOST INTERESTING AND MOST PERTINENT facts to use for your oral
presentation. After you've written down your basic notes, share them with
your team members to avoid any major duplication. Make the Tribunal and your
fellow classmates go WOW! when they hear your presentation. The WebSites
below are of an advanced level. Understand the articles as best you can. Add
facts about other countries, if you want. At a minimum, you should list the
countries that don't use the metric system.
A WebQuest primarily uses the Internet/Web as a resource. But, if you want
to use magazines, or books, or any other resource to research or complete
your project, please feel free to do so!!