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Eleventh graders study the history of world trade. In this economics instructional activity, 11th graders collaborate to research how world events have affected world trade through the years. Students present their findings to 9th grade students and write reflection papers about the project.
Students explore world history by listening to lectures for one week. In this global regions lesson, students identify the five main religions and listen as their teacher breaks down their individual characteristics. Students research the Internet for further information and complete many worksheets in class.
Students study the effects of colonialism on Africa. In this world history lesson plan, students identify and locate the colonial powers within Africa as well as the make-up of Africa today as they read and analyze writings/readings from multiple perspectives. Students analyze the reasons for the colonial break-up in Africa and identify stereotypes of Africa and work to dispel these myths/stereotypes.
In this ideas worksheet, 7th graders are to answer seven general areas of questions (about things such as the geography, government, religious beliefs, art, and culture) about a civilization of their choosing. They are then to create a poster following guidelines and incorporating the answers to these questions.
Wars have profound and lasting effects, not only on soldiers and their families, but also on their countries. As part of a study of World War I, class members read the letters of Paul Green, a soldier from North Carolina, who served in the Great War. Using the provided worksheet, individuals participate in a guided reading activity that directs their attention to specific details in Green’s letter to his sister, Erma. Consider extending the exercise by providing learners with letters from Bernard Edelman’s Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam.
Ninth graders explore quality of life issues in the developing world through the lens of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. In this World History lesson, 9th graders study the factors necessary to and affecting quality of life using examples from communities in East Africa. Students apply the learning to a case study.
In this lesson learners research an important event in American history and use drama, art, music, and dance to express their findings. Suggested activities include illustrating a time line, decorating a shoe box, reciting a speech, putting on a play, or singing a traditional song from a particular time period.
After viewing clips from a documentary on factory work in China and US outsourcing, learners have a fishbowl discussion. They work in groups to build both personal points of view and strong arguments on the effects of outsourcing in China. This lesson includes excellent resources and wonderful discussion questions intended to engage learners in building an economic and global perspective of US business overseas.