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Lesson Plan - Impact of Outsourcing


45 minutes

Subject Area

 Introduction to Business

Grade Level

 8th-11th grade

Unit Title


Lesson Title

The Impact of Outsourcing on the US Job Market


Write 2-5 objectives stating expected learner outcomes

Make students aware of the impact outsourcing on the World Economy. 
On how many types of White Collar Work is being outsourced to other countries.  Preparation for understanding Chapter 23, A Century of Social Transformation- Emergence of the Knowledge Society, The Essential Drucker by Peter Drucker.

 Materials and Resources:

Whiteboard and markers

Paper and pens

A Century of Social Transformation- Emergence of the Knowledge Society, The Essential Drucker by Peter Drucker., Chapter 23, , Harper Collins, 2001.

Supplemental Material:

the Friedman, The Nation Magazine, Naomi Klein, March 4, 2004

Small and Smaller, Thomas Friedman, NY Times, March 4, 2004

CIO Magazine, Outsourcing Research Center - Managing information
technology consultants, vendors, contractors - Outsourcing Research Center


Who’s Outsourcing


Foreign Affairs - The Outsourcing Bogeyman - Daniel W.
Drezner  May/June 2004,


Delivers Hope to India; Young College Graduates See More Options for Better
by John Lancaster
May 8, 2004 in The China Post (The Washington Post Foreign Service)

'Happiest place on Earth' teaches lessons of outsourcing By Don Campbell

Posted 5/3/2004 7:44 PM   USA Today Editorial

Economic Growth and American Jobs Coalition

'The Other Side of Outsourcing': Related Columns

Published: May 26, 2004, Thomas L. Friedman, NY Times

Anticipatory Set

List specific statements or activities you will use to focus students on the lesson for the day






Insourcing (5 minutes)


For the student's benefit, explain what students will be able to do by the time they successfully complete the lesson.

 *To help students understand the Impact of outsourcing on jobs and the economy

*To learn more about the business world and the students place in tomorrow's economy.



What information is essential for the student to know before beginning and how will this skill be communicated to the students

 Discussion Questions:

Why does Jerry Rao want to do your taxes?  (Jerry Rao is an Indian entrepreneur whose company is doing outsourced tax work in India.  From the article by Thomas Friedman.

What is outsourcing?

What has led to outsourcing? 
Rapid fall in the price of telecommunications.

What type of jobs are being outsourced?

What countries are being outsourced to?

Examples of outsourced jobs? 
Telecommunication:  what impact will this have in jobs in the US in the future?

What is the dangers of outsourcing for a company?  Lose that ability to do in the future by outsourcing.  May also be building a rival.  Problem of extra documentation and direction may be needed to do work. 
Example of IT Workers in India who may not understand cultural issues
and need to have everything clearly documented.

Who is leading the push into outsourcing?

What are the positive and negative views of outsourcing?

How is this helping other countries?  100,000 of India’s 24 Million College Graduates absorbed in it per year. (25 minutes)


If you will be demonstrating the skill or competence, how will this be done?

*Use Cornell notes to list key points and answers on the board during the discussion.  Call on students to give everyone the chance to participate.

Check for Understanding

Identify strategies to be used to determine if students have learned the objectives

*Ask if there are any addition questions or points of the discussion that need clarifying before moving on to the assignment. (5 minutes)

Guided Practice

List activities which will be used to guide student practice and provide a time frame for completing this practice.

*Take Cornell notes during class for future reference.

* Quick write, one paragraph: What is the economic impact on outsourcing, good or bad, and what can be done about it? (5 minutes)


What method of review and evaluation will be used to complete the lesson?

 Collect the quick writes, have student pick up, and allow them to relax for the last few minutes before the bell. (5 minutes)

Independent Practice

List homework/seatwork assignment to be given to the students to ensure they have mastered the skill without teacher guidance.

 None required


 Did the students participate in class?  Do you need to adjust the time needed for each segment of the lesson?  What would you do the same or different based upon class participation, and understanding of the assignment.

*This is a Madeline Hunter Lesson Plan Template

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