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Fourth graders write a short story that shows their feelings on a chosen historical perspective on school integration of the past. In this school integration lesson plan, 4th graders learn about Separate But Equal, resistance to change, identify problems, and more.
Pupils begin the lesson by identifying how and why the Native Americans came to North America. Using the internet, they examine how their culture spread throughout the continent and in groups they discuss the stereotypes between the Europeans and Native Americans. They end the lesson by discussing how Native Americans today are trying to preserve their culture.
Students explore how testing for particular genetic variations can help people to make decisions in lifestyle and health care choices. They analyze a Web-based case study, participate in class discussion, view video segments and formulate an opinion about genetic testing.
Students read the novel Old Yeller. In this reading comprehension lesson, students read the novel and identify several text-to-self connections in the book. Students write a paragraph about their text-to-self connection.
Students experiment with changing temperatures. For this temperature change lesson, students experiment to conclude whether air or salt water show changes in temperature more rapidly. They make predictions, perform the experiment, and record the answers. They discuss what happens and apply it to a real world situation.
Seventh graders examine the relationship among the governments of the sovereign American Indian Nations in Utah, the State of Utah, and the U.S. They list the objectives of the Office of Indian Affairs and examine their purpose.
Students participate in various hand-on activities as they study six international institutions that play important economic roles in the areas of international trade and finance.
Have your scholars read a handout related to the foreign trade market and how there is an exchange of goods. They read the information as a research assignment and make connections as to how the market fits together.
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 discuss tribal governments prior to federal rule.  In this tribal reorganization activity, students listen to teacher presentation and write an essay utilizing the information from the lecture.
Students see how to define trade surplus and trade deficit, become acquainted with important U.S. trading partners and concerns of different interest groups.
Learners research topics related to trade, and develop a graphic organizer. They debate and discuss topics related to trade.
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 examine the idea of having to move based on economics.  In this Native American lesson plan, 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. For this World Economy lesson, 12th graders compare and contrast different types of economies. Students interpret different graphs.  

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