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Students write an editorial piece which takes a position supporting or opposing the free trade policy during the 1790s. After identifying barriers to trade in the 1790s they analyze how their position on the free trade would fit into the philosophy of industry leaders of the day.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Resources and Trade Flow
Students identify the differences between natural resources, human capital and equipment and how they relate to the production of a good or service. They discover the path that a piece of clothing follows and what trade policies bring it to the United States.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 4 Views 6 Downloads
Maps of Indian Territory, the Dawes Act, and Will Rogers' Enrollment Case File
Young scholars, in groups, analyze one map at a time, first the 1885 map, then the 1891 map. After they have completed the analysis sheets, they compare the two maps and answer questions imbedded in the plan.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
STS Biology - Teaching Controversial Topics
Each of the three activities submitted presents difficult science topics in the context of the human experience. The activities focus on real-world problems, which have science components, from the students' perspectives.
9th - 11th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Money, Commercial Banking, and Interest
Stdents explore the operation of the commercial banking system and the mechanics of money creation through the lending process. They investigate various interest rates to develop the relationship between interest rates and risk and between between interest rates, investment, and economic growth.
12th Math 3 Views 12 Downloads
Occupation, Use and Settlement of the Smith River
Students examine the settlement and use of the Smith River area. Using the internet, they research concepts such as the "right of conquest" and "natural rights". In groups, they demonstrate how the land was transferred to the government through a simulation.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Unit on Globalization and Foreign Investment
Twelfth graders examine the role of investment in an economy. They compare and contrast the different types of foreign investments. They also examine the differences between foreign direct investments and foreign portfolio investments.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
The Life of the Party
Learners research and deliver oral presentations discussing how state governors' attitudes reflect those commonly associated with their national party leadership. They synthesize their knowledge by writing essays on centrist politics.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Using Torture on Suspected Terrorists
Students asses the ethical, ideological, and political advantages both domestically and internationally. They analyze if it is beneficial to have terrorists share information or not and consider what is fair or unfair punishment for them. They have to provide reasons to support their answers!
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Instability in Iraq
Students explore the non-partisan and disparate position the United States government and political figures are taking regarding U.S. military presence in Iraq. They analyze and summarize current accounts and coverage of the events in Iraq.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Geography: Where on Earth Are the Postage Stamp Countries?
Seventh graders research the six European "postage stamp" (small) countries and research interesting facts about them. In groups, they are assigned to one of the six countries of Andorra, Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, or Vatican City.
7th Social Studies & History 15 Views 49 Downloads
Liberia and the U.S.: Historic Ties and Policy Decisions
Learners discuss and analyze factors affecting U.S. foreign policy toward Liberia. They role-play various groups during 1900 who were concerned with the relationship between United States and Liberia as a "colony"
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Peace de Resistance
Students examine the roots and resolutions of past personal conflicts in Macedonia. Students develop skits that reflect some of the central themes and issues involved in the Macedonian-ethnic Albanian conflict. They perform skits for the class.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Renewing Our Position
Pupils engage in a instructional activity in order to analyze the energy needs of the United States and cover the possible future needs depending on the growth of technology. They cover the alternative energy sources and make presentations of the advantages of them.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads