Government and the Economy Teacher Resources

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Students consider the impact of globalization on community colleges. For 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.
Students examine current and past economic crises around the world, using the current recession in the United States as a starting point.
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.
Students 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. Students view a PowerPoint presentation on the London Economic Conference of 1933 and respond to questions about its content.
Students identify the rate and change in the consumer price index. In this algebra lesson plan, 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.
Students examine the obstacles in education faced by young girls in developing countries. Through discussion, they explore what international documents protect this basic human right.
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.
Pupils 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.
In this biology worksheet, students engage in the reading of the rights of educators to teach concerning the issue of using animals for educational purposes.
Students take a closer look at the global industrial economy. In this current events lesson, students listen to a lecture about the infrastructure of the global economy, specifically how it affects Britain's Rover company. Students investigate where common products and goods are made. Students also examine the toll of global economics on local industries.
Pupils 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.
Learners explore the background and vocabulary that makes up the financial crisis glossary. In this economics lesson, students are able to understand the current crisis that our economy is in by reading current events, having group discussions on findings and writing about the affects the economy has on them personally.
Young scholars examine the consumer price index (CPI). In this economics activity, students explore how the cost of living and inflation indicate the CPI. Young scholars complete activity worksheets in this activity.
In this macroeconomics worksheet, students respond to 41 short answer and fill in the blank questions regarding economic concepts related to market failure.
Students define the term "social entrepreneurs" and research several examples of this concept in action. They, in groups, research and discuss several questions.
Middle schoolers visit the Design for the Other 90% exhibition. In this design lesson, student learn how to design for the population of the world that is poor or impoverished. In addition, students read New York Times articles and watch videos pertaining to economical design. Middle schoolers journal about their design ideas and work in small groups to make presentations.
Students investigate the inception of Social Security benefits provided by the Government.  In this Social Security lesson, 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. 
Twelfth graders describe the purposes and functions of different international organizations. They discover the United States role in these organizations and the role of the World Bank.
Pupils improve English language skills through multiple, varied exercises. In this ELL lesson plan, students identify useful information from several sources of oral information (news broadcast, speech, discussions). They also demonstrate reading comprehension by answering questions based on a written passage; complete vocabulary building exercises and write a persuasive essay.