Culture and the Corporation
Students examine how Disney learned from past experience to adapt its business plan for a new cultural environment. They research a foreign country and develop their own plan for introducing a new company there.
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Comparing American Indian and European Economic Systems
Learners explore Native American culture by examining their economy. For this financial history lesson, students define the European economies as capitalist while finding the opposite for Native Americans. Learners research Montana...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
International Business and Culture Project
Students explore the world of international business. In this Korean culture lesson, students consider the impact of the international business on Korea's culture and then create business portfolios that feature Korean facts and resources.
11th Social Studies & History
Dance and Discourse: Boogie Down with History
How did the Charleston reflect the culture of the 1920s? To find the answer, class members are taught the dance, read an essay by Albert Haim entitled, “The Charleston in the 1920s: the Dance, the Composers, and the Recordings,” and...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Globalization and Consumerism
Is the expansion of American corporations abroad a good or bad thing? After examining the global operations of Ford Motor Company, McDonald's, and Walmart, class members are asked to evaluate the impact of globalization and consumerism.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
True Blue? On Being Australian
Who or what is an Australian? Discover a plethora of student-centered, engaging activity ideas on the question of Australian identity, organized according to five major themes: people, symbols, place, sport, and words.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review An Introduction to Samuel Huntington’s The Clash of Civilizations
In 1996, Samuel Huntington predicted that in a post-Cold War world, the primary source of conflict would be due to cultural and religious differences, rather than ideological ones. Introduce The Clash of Civilizations with a short,...
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review An Introduction to Claude Levi-Strauss’s Structural Anthropology
Claude Levi-Strauss’s Structural Anthropology contends that distance and details separate world cultures—and not much else. High schoolers watch a short explanatory video to learn more about the theory of structuralism, the societial...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review An Introduction to Bhabha’s The Location of Culture
Is there any such thing as a culture without some degree of hybridization? Homi K. Bhabha maintains that all cultures, particularly post-colonial, experience cultural hybridity that reflect in an individual's personal identity. Learn...
4 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Is Modern Culture Ruining Childhood?
There are a lot of different ways a learner could respond to this New York Times article discussing the effects of modern culture on childhood. After reading the article, pupils construct a thoughtful blog post. The guiding questions...
7th - 10th English Language Arts