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Learners research and report on an assigned country. For this "Communities Around the World" lesson, students collect information about countries, government, climate, customs, friends and foe, languages and more. Learners prepare and oral report for the class. Students create a bar graph to compare the size and populations of different countries.
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.
Fifth graders make reports on Anglophone countries and report to the class. In 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.
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.
Students explore refugee policies. In 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.
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 learners 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 activity. 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.
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