Students examine the difference between economic development and economic growth. They identify indicators of development in the United States and other countries. They discuss the differences in interpretations of the standard of living.
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Understanding the Stock Market
Stock market vocabulary 101! You'll find all the terms you'll ever need to teach or prepare your class for learning about the stock market. The slide show is split into four sections: indicators for investors, buying and selling stocks,...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
Islamic Art and Culture
Provided by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, this resource for teachers examines Islamic art, including calligraphy, arabesques, and geometric designs. A recounting of the spread of the faith and the tumultuous political...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Their Eyes Were Watching God: Figurative Language
Zora Neale Hurston's beautiful language in Their Eyes Were Watching God is not only a pleasure to read, it helps to further the plot and character development. Once your class has finished Chapter 6 of the novel, have them discuss...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
War and Civilization: Crash Course World History 205
Can war be an indication of a growing civilization? Crash Course World History explores the ways that wealth and power work together to form and defend empires throughout the history of mankind.
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Through the Looking Glass: Recognizing Developing and Industrialized Countries
Students examine the regions of the world, and identify the basic characteristics of industrialized and developing countries. They conduct Internet research on the economic and population characteristics of industrialized and developing...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma: Part I
Jonathan Edwards' "Sinner in the Hands of an Angry God" and Anne Bradstreet's "Upon the Burning of Our House" provide learners with an opportunity to develop their close reading skills. Groups identify the figurative language and appeals...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Slums in the Spotlight: Will the Millennium Development Goals’ Target be Met?
Students examine the conditions of slums in the world. In this critical thinking skills lesson, students compare the places that people live in the world as they view scenes from the film "Slumdog Millionaire." Students also examine...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Population Pyramids: Powerful Predictors of the Future
Here is a very interesting visual for analyzing a country's shift from a pre-industrial society to one with an industrial or post-industrial economy. The video explains how a population pyramid is used to track a country's position in...
5 mins 9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable