Economic History Teacher Resources
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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.
Secretary of Commerce
Middle schoolers 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.
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.
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.
In this economics text dictation, 9th graders take dictation on a passage about economic theory, applied economics, and economic history.
New! 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. This would be a great way to connect your studies of historical revolutions and civil wars to modern world affairs!
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.
Journey to Gettysburg
Students use latitude and longitude to map the path of the Battle of Gettysburg.
WHERE DID ALL THE MONEY GO? The Great Depression Mystery
Students use Internet research to try to figure out how the Great Depression occurred.
Baseball Economics 101
Students figure out the average salary of a Major League Baseball player, then identify MLB revenue sources in addition to ticket sales.
Ben Franklin and the Rising Americans
Students prepare for and learn through a walking tour of Philadelphia. In this history lesson plan, students support their studies with a field trip. This lesson plan could be adapted to suit regions with other historic places or museums.
Farmers Use Falcons to Protect Berries
Learners share information about falcons, then read about how farmers are using falcons. For 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. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
Rendezvous at Promontory: A New Look at the Golden Spike Ceremony
Students 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.
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.
The Shape of Things to Come
Learners 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.
Where Do Your Possessions Come From?
Young scholars 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. They write a paragraph about the information they have gained and if they are going to continue to buy that product that harms the environment.
Urban Ecosystems 2: Why are There Cities? A Historical Perspective
Second in a series of five lessons, this lesson encourages preteens to consider cities as urban ecosystems. First, they keep a food diary for a few days. They visit the Natrional Agricultural Statistics Service website for current data on food production. They take a virtual tour of ancient Mesopotamia and discuss how the improvement of food production is related to the development of cities. Standing alone, this lesson does not stand out. Check out the other lessons in the series though. You may find the mini-unit valuable. for upper elementary world history.
Great Rivers 2: The Ups and Downs of River Flooding
Second in a three-part lesson on rivers, this lesson focuses on the flooding that occurs in riparian locations. First, learners take a look at facts about the Amazon River. They read online materials and fill in a worksheet as they proceed. In small groups, they research famous flash floods. There are many resource links to reading materials, making this a terrific scientific literacy lesson in addition to it being an enhancement to your earth science curriculum.
Urban Ecosystems 4: Metabolism of Urban Ecosystems
Cities are compared to living, breathing, metabolizing organisms. Fourth in a five-part series of lessons, this one focuses on the flow of materials through a city. Links to interesting websites and images make your delivery of information more interesting. Poetry about waste brings an interdisciplinary aspect to the lesson plan, which concludes by having collaborative groups prepare presentations to the class about what they learned.
A Bash in Baalbeck: Creating a Lebanese Festival
Learn about the diversity of the culture of Lebanon through this series of cross-curricular lessons. Compare and contrast various cultures through activities and readings. An introduction to the culture of Lebanon is included along with explanations of food, religion, and recreation. Learners will be able to compare their own culture to that of an Arab culture.