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Seventh graders compare myths and legends about corn and use creative abilities to act them out. In this corn legends activity, 7th graders read background information about corn and its importance. Students work in groups to research myths and legends about the history of corn. Students prepare a skit, rap, song or other presentation for their research. Students complete a Venn diagram for the activity.
Students examine the global impact of the Great Depression. In this Great Depression lesson plan, students examine data from the past and the present comparing unemployment and the costs of goods. Students view a PowerPoint presentation on the London Economic Conference of 1933 and respond to questions about its content.
Eleventh graders study the Great Depression. In this lesson, 11th graders complete bar graphs comparing unemployment and cost of living. Students write a organized paragraph about a piece of art that illustrates the great depression. Links to a powerpoint and document evidence are included.
Students read and discuss the Iran country Profile from the CIA World Factbook. They describe the current relationship between the United States and Iran. Students complete additional readings, and answer questions about them. They compare/contrast the situations during the 1950's and the 1970's with regard to internal Iranian politics and U.S. foreign policy.
Learners examine how relationships between countries change overtime. They identify the factors that play a role in altering the relationships and contribute to U.S. foreign policy toward their country of research. Groups conduct their research using both print and non-print resources and present their information to the remainder of the class.
Students examine the role of OPEC and how it affects the price of oil. Using the internet, they research its history and relationship among different industries. Analyzing data trends, they identify how it has priced oil over time. They evaluate OPEC's success in meeting its goals.
Eighth graders participate in a role-playing game to discover the difficulties facing developing nations. Through the game, an adaptation of "Risk," they explore themes dealing with global poverty, humanitarian assistance, international development, and the Millennium Development Goals.