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One Country's Slave Trade
Students examine the slave trade. In this research skills lesson, students research the slave trade in a selected country. Students use databases to locate pertinent information in order to prepare an oral presentation.
Countries and Languages Quiz
In this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, students examine the chart that includes 20 languages. Students identify the names of the countries with the greatest number of native speakers in 4 minutes.
City to Country Quiz
In this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, students examine the chart that includes 20 world cities. Students identify the names of the countries where the cities are located in 4 minutes.
Regions of Countries Quiz
For this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, students examine the chart that includes details about 20 world regions. Students identify the names of the countries where the regions are located in 4 minutes.
Genocide, Sovereignty, Humanitarian Intervention and Accountability
Twelfth graders examine the attempts by various countries to genocide their members. In groups, they compare and contrast the responses by the other countries of the world to stop the genocide. They also identify cases in which the countries of the world should have stepped in to help.
Geography and Cultures of Muslim Countries
Here is a fun lesson sure to boost your class' understanding and global awareness. They group up to research and describe the political, economic and social history of a chosen Muslim country. After researching population, statistical data, religion, politics, and economics of their country, they create a website and TV commercial to be shown at a UN conference. This is a great lesson which includes multi-media presentation, creative thinking, and could be used with any country.
Students use a graphic organizer to research, compare and contrast two countries. They write a brief (or detailed - depending on age) report of their findings.
Exploring Countries and Cultures
Fifth graders choose a country associated with a family member and research its location, government, language, economy, history, holidays, foods, sports, and famous people. They write to inform using this data and draw a map identifying the capital and major
Women in Two Countries: Japan and America
Students explore the role of women in Japan and the United States during World War Two. They focus on women and the family and women and the workplace and the changes within each. Students create an informational brochure of women comparing both countries during the war period.
Anglophone Countries Report
Fifth graders make reports on Anglophone countries and report to the class. For this Anglophone countries report students take note of presented material. Students answer questions related to the reports. students write a culminating project about the country they would most like to visit.
Our Country, Our Constitution
Eighth graders acquaint themselves with the guaranteed rights of the Bill of Rights and the application of these rights in their daily lives. They write a Bill of Rights for a new democratic country and search the Internet for related articles.
City or Country Life?
Learners examine the advantages and disadvantages of living in the city and the country in Asia. They record any information they gathered in an organizer. They also list the characteristics of urban and rural life.
Seeking Refuge, in Words And Pictures
Learners explore first-hand accounts and pictures of refugees, focusing initially on child refugees in Chechnya. They then create collages that describe, through words and images, the experience of refugees in countries at war.
Paris Peace Conference: Writing a Treaty to End World War I
Tenth graders role play as experts from countries the were involved by World War I. They write a treaty to end the war and compare it to the Treaty of Versailles.
Discovering Your Heritage
Learners interview a family member about their heritage. They listen to and record part of their family's oral history. Students also create and label a family tree going back a minimum of two generations and compare and contrast cultural traditions and influences among class members. Finally, they use a map to chart the path their parents, grandparents, or other ancestors took from another country to the United States.
Refugees: International Law and U.S. Policy
Students explore refugee policies. For this international law and U.S. policy lesson, students examine the U.S. policy on refugees between 1950 and 1980 as well as the current policy. Students examine the compliancy of international laws the policies of other countries regarding refugees.
Le Tour de Français
Create a Tour de France for your French speakers! The class breaks into teams, chooses a country to represent, and takes turns participating in fun games and challenges. They review vocabulary, what they know about francophone countries, and work together to win the medal! Several activities are provided here, and you could easily add more of your own if you want to tailor the activities to what your class is currently learning.
UN's Millennium Goals
Whose responsibility is it to improve schools in developing countries? How does quality education affect my neighborhood? Questions of responsibility, whether global or local, form the heart of this lesson. Using the UN’s Millennium Goals as the basis, secondary students plan a service project that raises awareness of the need for universal primary education and for eliminating gender disparity. Lesson 3 from the unit "Global Education: Why Learn?"
Why do so many countries export cars? Economists examine this and other foreign economics principles through this introductory worksheet. A brief text explains international trade, then lists the top 11 leaders in global trade, along with main exports for each. The next 2 pages have students apply what they have read through 5 fill-in-the-blank questions, 5 short-answer questions, and a table. The short-answer questions require critical thinking and personal reflection.
Africa, Africans, and Film
Students examine the impact the Atlantic Slave Trade had on Africa and the African people, through the analysis of literature and film. They identify the geographic regions of Africa and locate selected African countries, countries that are used as later case studies in the examination the legacy of slavery and colonialism