# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Early Childhood, Education, and Services I Task 965916597

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.

Definition

Examination 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).

Process/Skill Questions

  • 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

GOVT.16

The student will apply social science skills to understand that in a democratic republic, thoughtful and effective participation in civic life is characterized by

  1. exercising personal character traits such as trustworthiness, responsibility, and honesty;
  2. obeying the law and paying taxes;
  3. serving as a juror;
  4. participating in the political process and voting in local, state, and national elections;
  5. performing public service;
  6. keeping informed about current issues;
  7. respecting differing opinions and the rights of others;
  8. practicing personal and fiscal responsibility;
  9. demonstrating the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that foster the responsible and respectful use of digital media; and
  10. 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