Economic History Teacher Resources
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Geography and Cultures of Muslim Countries
Here is a fun activity 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Secretary of Commerce
Students gain understanding of economic history of United States in twentieth century by examining role of Department of Commerce. Student groups each analyze one quarter of twentieth century by researching role of Department of Commerce, and create pictorial timelines of economic history of United States.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Buffalo's Economy During the Great Depression
Students compile and interpret data to present graphical representations of Buffalo's economy during the Great Depression. They calculate the unemployment and inflation rates, create a spreadsheet, and create a poster.
11th - 12th Math 3 Views 8 Downloads
Westward the Course of Empire Goes: American Imperialism in the Pacific Ocean during the Nineteenth Century
Eleventh graders research the acquisition of colonial outposts throughout the Pacific Ocean by the United States during the late-nineteenth century. They present their findings to the class and propose which countries or territories the United States should use for better trade relations.
11th Social Studies & History 8 Views 25 Downloads
An Introduction to Modern Economics
Practice reading comprehension with this informational economics worksheet. Learners read a 2-page explanation of the beginnings of modern economics and how it plays a role in society. This reading discusses natural, human and capital resources, microeconomics and macroeconomics, and the 3 types of economies.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 33 Views 274 Downloads
International Studies: Globalization
Students explore world geography by completing a science worksheet. In this globalization lesson, students discuss the economy of the world and how goods are imported and exported. Students complete a global wardrobe worksheet and identify where the goods they commonly use were created.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
This presentation reviews the ins and outs of nineteenth century imperialism. The narrator discusses the colonization of Africa in great detail, and delves into the effects of industrialization, superior technology, and widespread disease on the imperialistic motivations of European powers.
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Crisis in the Ivory Coast
Through reading a variety of news articles and other informational texts, learners discover the political turmoil and intense ethnic and religious tensions that envelop the Ivory Coast today. Class members research the historical background of the region and discuss possible options to address this major world conflict.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Linking the Past with the Present
Fifth graders explore how Africans built South Carolina into an economic giant. They write an expository paper explaining how Africans and their descendants built the rice empire along the Carolina coastline. They write a persuasive paper expressing why the local, state, and federal government should step in and assist sweetgrass basket weavers.
5th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Ben Franklin and the Rising Americans
Students prepare for and learn through a walking tour of Philadelphia. In this history lesson, students support their studies with a field trip. This lesson could be adapted to suit regions with other historic places or museums.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History 9 Views 61 Downloads
Farmers Use Falcons to Protect Berries
Students share information about falcons, then read about how farmers are using falcons. In this falcon lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and participate in a think-pair-share discussion about ways animals are used for crop protection.
2nd - 6th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Urban Ecosystems 5: In Defense Of Cities
Middle schoolers explain that while cities have unattractive features, the density of human life enables energy efficiency, mass transit, recycling, and other benefits which are difficult or impossible in rural areas. This is the fifth in an excellent series.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 16 Downloads
Banking 17: What happened to the gold?
Learn the value of a dollar in this video, which explains the natural transition from the gold standard. Asking viewers if they would trust gold or the U.S. Government, Sal explains how the concept of wealth has shifted and adapted throughout our economic history.
10 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 2 Downloads
Rendezvous at Promontory: A New Look at the Golden Spike Ceremony
Young scholars complete a variety of activities as they examine the historical significance of the Transcontinental Railroad and the Golden Spike Ceremony in Promontory, Utah, which honored its completion. In one activity they plan and recreate a grander, more appropriate Golden Spike ceremony.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 50 Downloads
Interpreting Works of Art:The Compare and Contrast Method
Through analyzing two Renaissance works of art, have your class describe elements and principles, subject matter, history and medium. They use a compare and contrast strategy to interpret the meaning of the works of art. This is a motivating way to explore these topics.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 25 Views 134 Downloads
The Shape of Things to Come
Students research some of the factors that affect the cohesiveness and integration of countries. identify, classify and explain ways in which a country's borders might affect its political cohesiveness. They label countries on a world map according to morphology categories.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Where Do Your Possessions Come From?
Students identify the natural resources throughout the world and how people use them. Using the natural resources, they research the environmental and human impacts related to the extraction process. They choose one of their most valuable possessions and research its extraction process.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 25 Downloads