I use this activity in my Introduction to Business and Marketing course when I cover factors of production. For this assignment I usually have students work with a partner and allow no more than one group to have each country. Students need access to the Internet and particularly the CIA World Factobook to complete the assignment.
Other topics covered in research include:
General country information
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