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Young scholars are introduced to the events of the Dust Bowl. Using a map, they locate and label all of the states surrounding and including Oklahoma. After also labeling the counties in Oklahoma, they use the internet to research the weather conditions that led to the Dust Bowl.
Students analyze economic and political freedoms. Once they identify ways to measure them, they explore the relationship between the two freedoms and social well-being. In groups, they select 20 countries from the four freedom categories and graph the relationship between their economic freedom and the gross domestic product.
Second graders locate Russia on a map or globe and work in pairs to complete the Map worksheet. They read the book, A Tale of Two Frogs stopping after page 15. They write an ending to the story and then read more of the book stopping after page 23 and again write an ending to the story.
Sixth graders participate in a geography tag game that involves identifying the seven continents, U.S. states, and the countries of Europe. In teams representing the different geographical areas of the globe, they run to a base line when their areas are called out while another team tries to tag them.
Students examine the problems with the collectivized agriculture program in the Soviet Union. They listen to a teacher-led lecture, participate in a property rights scenario activity, create a plan for maximizing the value of land, and examine a variety of alternatives for maximizing the potential of land use.