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Sixth graders examine the positive and negative effects of the migration of people of Hispanic descent in the state of Iowa. They examine and interpret census data using maps before comparing the positives and negatives. They read primary source documents in the form of diaries before role playing as members of the families that are involved in the diaries.
Tenth graders are introduced to the major issues affecting the world today. Using the internet, they research one of the major topics of gender equality, poverty, education and children's rights. They create a portfolio of the information they gather and identify the responsiblity of others as they present their information to the class.
Tenth graders assess the Canadian International Development Agency themes of poverty, education, children's rights, gender equality, and environmental issues. They choose one area to research and create portfolios about them. Once students have presented their findings, they consider how their own experiences differ from them.
High schoolers examine the settlement patterns of world cities. In groups, they are given a region of the world and asked to create a city in the location. They are given a set of characteristics of the city and determine what would be found there. They present their city to the class to end the lesson.
Young scholars examine the impact the Atlantic Slave Trade had on Africa and the African people, through the analysis of literature and film. They identify the geographic regions of Africa and locate selected African countries, countries that are used as later case studies in the examination the legacy of slavery and colonialism