Government and the Economy Teacher Resources
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Students discuss the importance of recycling and preventing pollution. In groups, they complete mini-studies on various environmental issues and evaluate different consumer products. They use global warming data to determine the importance of the problem and work together to solve problems related to water conservation.
6th - 8th Math 3 Views 24 Downloads
Fighting for Fair Farming
Students consider various economic terms, examine the impact of subsidies on farmers and other industries, write essays explaining the subsidy process, and illustrate through posters how subsidies affect both domestic and foreign markets.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Money Matters: The Importance of Global Cooperation
Young scholars explore the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In this global economics lesson, students prepare for a field trip to the IMF as they examine the history of the IMF and their role in global trade.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Banking on a Good Turn
Learners research the economies of countries in the Group of 8 and present how their economies have changed over the past five years and how the relationships among these countries affect each other in light of world events.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Globalization: Trade Agreements
Young scholars explore international trade agreements. In this trade lesson, students investigate trade liberalization, examine trade agreements, and participate in a NAFTA negotiation simulation. Several articles and documents are linked to the lesson as well as the information to facilitate the simulation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 67 Downloads
Entrepreneurs in History
Students examine the contributions of entrepreneurs from United States history. They read a biography of an American entrepreneur, and in small groups design and present a project related to their selected entrepreneur. As a culminating activity, students write an essay describing the characteristics of entrepreneurs from the past that would still be successful in the 21st century.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 37 Views 204 Downloads
Entrepreneurs in History
Middle schoolers examine the contributions of American entrepreneurs. For this industrialization lesson, students complete the provided handouts to determine how Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Hill, and Rockefeller impacted American society. Middle schoolers conduct further research on the entrepreneurs and present their findings to their classmates.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 15 Views 126 Downloads
Economic Development in China
Students create a poster which depicts and summarizes Rostow's 5 stages of economic development. They make a list of 8 data measures that help identify which level of economic development a country is at. They gather data and determine China's status as DC or LDC.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 16 Downloads
Students explore human migration, refugees and human rights. They read articles about immigration, create a migration journal, and participate in a mock human rights commission meeting. After collecting information about immigration, students write articles and create a newsletter about human rights, immigration, and possible solutions to immigration issues.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 40 Views 127 Downloads
Budget Debate: How Would You Balance the Federal Budget?
Students examine how to balance the federal budget. In this American economics lesson, students read the provided article "Congress Debates Cutting the Budget." Students then collaborate in small groups to determine how to balance the budget and then respond to discussion questions about the experience.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 58 Downloads
Students define the concept of the global community. They analyze characteristics of global communities using Stark's three categories: communication, economy, and culture/community. They write a five-paragraph essay which includes an introduction, conclusion, and three content paragraphs.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 22 Downloads
Students recognize how international trade affects them as consumers and become familiar with basic agricultural crops grown in Kentucky. They identify items used in their daily lives and .heir place of origin and examine export/import graphics from the U.
7th - 8th Math 8 Views 20 Downloads
Mosaic America: Paths To The Present
Seventh graders study the ideologies of life, values, love, peace and struggle of African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans as citizens of the United States. Authors and artists are used as tools to open the eyes of the students and allow them to see the impact and significance of cultures upon the history of the United States.
7th Social Studies & History 4 Views 14 Downloads
Space Telescope Debate
Students investigate the Hubble and Webb telescopes. In this space telescope lesson, students research Internet sites to find out what type of information these telescopes provide. They debate whether it is financially responsible to spend money to look for Earth-like planets.
6th - 8th Science 5 Views 19 Downloads
The Great American Bank Robbery
Students examine the economic crisis of 2008. In this banking bailout lesson, students read the provided articles "Nicole Bradbury: Robo-Signer Victim," and "Bankers' Sloppy and Illegal Work." Students respond to the provided discussion questions.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 23 Downloads
Baseball the National Pastime of the Dominican Republic
Ninth graders examine how the game of baseball has played a significant role in shaping the culture of the Dominican Republic. They analyze a world map, and read and discuss an informational handout. Students can then create a sports page or a word search, or create a timeline of the history of baseball.
9th Social Studies & History 8 Views 26 Downloads