Government and the Economy Teacher Resources
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Philanthropy and Citizenship-Hand in Hand
Learners define philanthropy and evaluate how the government would functin without the help of volunteers. They write song lyrics, participate in a class discussion, and complete a Venn diagram.
Pet Food Safety a Concern
Students research pet food safety laws to find out what is required in general, explore what fellow students consume, consult with veterinarian about what he or she thinks about pet food safety, present findings to classmates, and consider campaign to improve pet food inspection and oversight.
Modern Iran (1951 - Today)
Introduce your class to the often-mysterious world of Iran in this informative and engaging presentation. With political, social, and religious upheavals, Iran's recent history is a hot topic in recent news - as is its future. After this presentation and the discussion that will follow, your class will have a strong context for the stormy relationship between Iran, its neighbors, and the United States.
Distribution of Goods
Learners study the concept of scarcity and that it requires people to make choices when trying to satisfy their unlimited wants. Groups are given bags of items and must distribute the items in the bag in a way that is acceptable to everyone in the group.
Racism, Discrimination, and the Law
Seventh graders examine the various racism and discrimination faced by various ethnic groups in the United States. In groups, they research the legal system and describe the purpose of the United States Constitution. They review cases brought before the Supreme Court and share their effectiveness to change society. To end the instructional activity, they discuss what the founding fathers meant by racial superiority.
Are Dollar Coins Better
Students must read an article about dollar coins and underline the closing argument. They will also find the purpose and supporting facts of the story. Next they will outline their own speech, prior to writing a full paragraph with a strong closing argument.
Science and Cloning
Here is an ambitious lesson which has learners take a look at which nations came up with the most important scientific inventions/advancements during the 20th century. Focusing on group work, cloning is explored. All of the worksheets necessary for implementing the lesson are here, along with quizzes and activities which are clearly explained.
Science and Cloning
In this inventions and cloning worksheet, students answer multiple choice questions, rate the most important discoveries, answer short answer questions, and more. Students complete 8 activities total.
Life in Korea During World War II: When My Name Was Keoko
Twelfth graders review facts about roles of Asia and Japan in World War II, read When My Name Was Keoko to familiarize themselves with daily life and historic events during World War II in Korea, and participate in student-led discussions on various themes following each chapter read.
Writing Exercises: Conflicts and Change in the Middle East, #1
The postwar Jewish migration to Israel, the difficulties achieving peace in the Middle East, and the role the Middle East plays in global economics are the questions your clever class can answer. They'll show what they know as they respond to each of these short-answer questions.
Treasure in the Trash
Students decode archaeological artifacts in order to recreate an event, using discarded objects as a model for real-life artifacts. They apply this model to reconstructing historical or literary events from artifacts they create.
Students investigate the inception of Social Security benefits provided by the Government. In this Social Security lesson plan, students debate whether or not people should be entitled to receive money from the government. Students view movie on Social Security, review historical documents, and discuss implications of the benefit.
Local Four Minute Men Committee
Students research the "Third Liberty Loan" pamphlet. In this discussion lesson, students read the pamphlet and discuss their opinions. Students answer questions and discuss main points of the document.
Hey, Hey! Ho, Ho! Why Do We Need the WTO?
Learners participate in various hand-on activities as they study six international institutions that play important economic roles in the areas of international trade and finance.
Crossing Borders:The Globalization Debate
Learners explore the concept of globalization. In this globalization instructional activity, students determine the benefits and costs of globalization as they participate in a simulation and complete worksheet activities.
Globalization and Community Colleges
Students consider the impact of globalization on community colleges. In this education lesson, students establish collaborative relationships with students in other schools within the world to compare the reaches of global initiatives. Students read the linked articles about globalization and its implications for community colleges. Students compose essays about their findings and make classroom presentations as well.
Show Me the Money
Students examine current and past economic crises around the world, using the current recession in the United States as a starting point.
Basics Of Foreign Trade And Exchange
Have your scholars read a handout related to the foreign trade market and how there is an exchange of goods. They read the information as a research assignment and make connections as to how the market fits together.
The World Depression of 1929
High schoolers examine the global impact of the Great Depression. In this Great Depression lesson, students examine data from the past and the present comparing unemployment and the costs of goods. High schoolers view a PowerPoint presentation on the London Economic Conference of 1933 and respond to questions about its content.
Consumer Price Index and Data
Students identify the rate and change in the consumer price index. In this algebra lesson, students put their business skills to the test by identifying factors causing inflation. They describe the effect inflation and deflation have on families and the economy.