CIA4U – Unit 4 – Lesson 7: International Events and Disasters



100 minutes

Lesson Objective

  • To šlearn about how international events and disasters can impact trade and the Canadian economy.

Lesson Outcomes

  • Investigate the value of the losses and expenditures incurred as a result of the attacks of 9/11.
  • Explain the impacts of different international events and disasters on trade, the environment, energy and national security.
  • Create a report outlining the short and long term impacts of an international event or disaster on the Canadian economy.

The Lesson


  1. Starter: Can you name the deadliest natural disasters of 2022?
  2. Impact of International Events and Disasters on the Economy | Teacher led instruction and class discussion.
  3. Task 1 | Impacts of 9/11 on the US Economy | Research and infographic report.
  4. Investigating the Economic Impact of 9/11 | Teacher led instruction and class discussion.
  5. Group share of infographics.
  6. Review: Summary Question Exit Ticket | Individual task.

Assignment 4.2 | Impacts of International Events and Disasters

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