Government and the Economy Teacher Resources
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Marketplace: Oil Is a Slippery Business
Learners 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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 16 Downloads
At Risk!: International Development Board Game
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.
8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 8 Downloads
Financial Crisis Glossary
Students 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.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 3 Downloads
The Business of Design
Students 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.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 2 Downloads
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 Students view movie on Social Security, review historical documents, and discuss implications of the benefit.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Education for Global Citizenship: Going 'Global'
Students improve English language skills through multiple, varied exercises. In this ELL lesson, 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.
6th - Higher Ed English Language Development 13 Views 50 Downloads
Students investigate he concept of consumer credit by explaining the benefits of using credit. The costs of their use is discussed in the lesson and the criteria that is used in order to establish credit. They work in cooperative groups in order to complete the credit card fact sheet.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 18 Views 48 Downloads
Philosophical Conflict and the Founding of New Societies: Gandhi and Nehru in India, and Jefferson and Hamilton in the United States
Learners explore the foundations of "new societies" such as those created by figures like Jefferson & Ghandi, The evaluate the differences between what was intended and the actual reality of these societies including where the came from.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
NASA Paves Ways for Commercial Space Exploration
Young scholars explore commercial space exploration. In this space lesson, students research NASA's proposal to utilize private companies for their space missions. Young scholars view video segments on NASA public -private space flight partnerships, then present a sales pitch to the class, as if they were a commercial company.
7th - 12th Science 4 Views 15 Downloads
Students read about a girl who takes a trip during the time of the State Capital moving to Indianapolis and then write their own essay about a trip that they took. In this Indianapolis Government lesson plan, students use maps and complete discussion questions.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads