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Students view a video clip of the Atomic Bombing of Japan and respond individually. They examine graphs of Japan's GDP and U.S./Japan trade. Groups simulate trade talks between the U.S. and Japan.
Students brainstorm what they think happened to the Native American population. They work in investigative teams and do a WebQuest. Their teams present the information that they uncover.
Young scholars examine how international trade affects a nation's economy. They read and analyze two handouts, research a scenario from the handout, determine the chronological order of the scenarios, and answer questions about a case study.
Studnets participate in a trading simulation game in which they experience the effects of trade and how trade can increase wealth.
High schoolers discuss the role of trade and a global economy. As a class, they identify the costs and benefits of trade and how it is being questioned in today's society. They discover what is imported to the United States and the role of the World Trade Organization.
Students read an article about the battle between the Bush brothers on the No Child Left Behind Act. Individually, they write a paper sharing their opinions on whether the states or federal government should be in charge of a child's education. In groups, they write a conversation between the two Bushes and pretend they are part of a think-tank operation on how to improve the schools.
In this Regents High School Examination Comprehensive Examination worksheet, young scholars listen to a selection and write an essay response.  Students then read a text and study a table and write an essay based on both documents.
Students examine the idea of having to move based on economics.  For this Native American lesson, students recognize the impact of termination on the Native Americans.  Students review a DVD and discuss the points of view associated with relocation. 
Twelfth graders explore the trade systems around the world. In this World Economy instructional activity, 12th graders compare and contrast different types of economies. Students interpret different graphs.  
Twelfth graders examine the United States trade deficit. In this American economy activity, 12th graders read a news report on the trade deficit. Students participate in a class discussion on what they have read.
Students explore the concept of international trade. For this economics lesson, students read the 2 provided handouts about international trade and then discuss their content. 
Students examine the U.S. trade deficit. For this global economics lesson, students read excerpts of selected articles and analyze economic reports to identify the implications of having a deficit. Discussion questions are provided.
In the past, the United States demanded that Japan open its ports for trade. Your class can read the included passage to learn about Commodore Perry, Japanese treaties, and foreign trade policy. They read the passage, then answer 5 comprehension questions.
Students research the geography of Asia from Xian to Istanbul. They explore the intricacies of ancient trade, including trade goods and policies. They study minorities within and outside of various Chinese and other Asian empires.
Young scholars studying the legislative process do a variety of activities to help them explain how a bill becomes a law in the federal system. This lesson has some interesting suggestions and good objectives but is weak in specifics.
Ninth graders explore the Enlightenment and its historical effects. As a class, they discuss the characteristics of kings, queens and monarchies. Pupils design political cartoons to illustrate vocabulary words. Using a graphic organizer, 9th graders create short skits, raps or television commercials depicting political, economical, and religious issues of the Enlightenment.
Get your historians some practice before the big test day! In this United States history and government standardized practice test, students respond to 50 multiple choice, 2 essay prompts, and 12 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
Evaluate the effectiveness of Kyoto Protocol in addressing the issue of global warming. In this global warming lesson, learners compare the pros and cons of the cap-and-trade system versus a carbon tax, as well as other possible solutions to reduce pollution.
Students use the internet to research people who have made a difference in the fight against poverty and hunger. In groups, they discuss the actions they can take in their community to help those in need. They are also introduced to the moral and spiritual reasons for ending hunger throughout the world.
Students examine the Declaration of Independence and ascertain its true intent and its eventual realization. They analyze the Declaration of Independence and summarize the intentions of the Declaration. They read each grievance and rewrite it in today's terms using dictionaries and any other resources available.

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