Global Issues Teacher Resources
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Students work in a large group discussion where their purpose is to solve a problem or discuss sides of a controversial issue. They come to a group consensus or develop a solution.
Students examine the Grand Alliance between the U.S., Great Britain, and the Soviet Union during World War II. They analyze primary sources, examine maps, answer discussion questions, conduct research, and write an essay.
Young scholars examine the impact of 4-H clubs during World War II. In this primary source analysis lesson, students read 4-H primary source materials in order to discover how the clubs functioned during the war. Young scholars write articles that reveal how the counties participated in 4-H during the war.
Learners explore the aims of artists working in various contemporary art movements, then create works in a similar art style to convey
Students research the Tuskegee Airmen and the Flygirls of World War II. They write an account of one of the flyers of what they think happened.
Students examine the state of child labor in the world. In this global economy lesson, students consider the implications of child labor in the world as they research its prevalence.
Students examine words and phrases associated with World War I as an introduction the era. They explore the legacy of World War I by reading and discussing "The War to End All Wars If Only." Students write obituries for fallen World War I soldiers that incorporte information they were taught in class.
Students examine the influence of music and film on contemporary fashion. In this popular culture lesson, students research select films featuring John Travolta. Students research selected time periods in American history as well. Students use their research finding to prepare presentations regarding the assigned historical time periods and the film clips.
Seventh graders explore China. For this Chinese culture lesson, 7th graders examine the history of China from ancient to contemporary times. They use Internet sources to research government, religion, arts, human rights, education, and daily life.
Tenth graders assess the Canadian International Development Agency themes of poverty, education, children's rights, gender equality, and environmental issues. They choose one area to research and create portfolios about them. Once students have presented their findings, they consider how their own experiences differ from them.
Young scholars explore the concept of renewable energy. In this green design lesson, students research local energy issues facing their community and create policies to address the issues.
Students examine global development issues. In this media awareness lesson, students analyze current event issues and create video podcasts based on their research.
In this contemporary American history exam worksheet, students respond to 35 multiple choice questions that focus on the 1950's to the present.
Students explore how World War I and the Russian Revolution shaped the world. They participate in a series of background knowledge activities and then work in small groups to create a newspaper containing a cover story, debate, weather page, editorial, current events, obituary, political cartoon, and man of the year from the time period during the Revolution.
Students consider the impact of current issues on the world population. In this global studies lesson plan, students discuss the pros and cons of modernization after they listen to a lecture about Gandhi's opinion of modern civilization. Students also watch video segments and read excerpts from lectures and books about Gandhi's challenge to people to live lives thinking about the impact of their decisions on others.
High schoolers examine human rights abuses. In this contemporary history activity, students investigate violations against human rights during war. High schoolers discuss the work of the Red Cross and Amnesty International in promoting human rights issues.
Pupils examine the Munich Agreement. In this World War II lesson, students analyze the agreement made among Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and Italy. Pupils discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the agreement.
Students compare and contrast information about Christopher Columbus in older and contemporary textbooks. In this historical perspectives lesson, students research information about Columbus and determine how the view of the explorer has changed over time.
Government surveillance is an enduring conflict that has become increasingly complex with our nation's use of technology. Add to the understanding of Orwell’s 1984 by using the resources here that display the contemporary actions of Big Brother. Included are high-quality articles and studies of 1984, and how the conflicts of the novel are reflected today. There are ideas on how to use technology and drama to make the novel come to life for different learners. Some educators might find that there is too much to do here, but the design is easy to pare down without sacrificing content knowledge.