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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 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.
Pupils 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.
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.
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. Students then use the information they read to answer the 9 questions in the packet, which are multiple-choice and true/false. Consider having students mark the text.
Learners explore world geography by completing a science worksheet. In this globalization instructional activity, students discuss the economy of the world and how goods are imported and exported. Learners complete a global wardrobe worksheet and identify where the goods they commonly use were created.
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.
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!
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.
Students use Internet research to try to figure out how the Great Depression occurred.
Students figure out the average salary of a Major League Baseball player, then identify MLB revenue sources in addition to ticket sales.
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. 
Learners 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. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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