# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Sustainability and Renewable Technologies Task 965916597

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.


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


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