In this economic geography learning exercise, students complete a graphic organizer as they read several passages about subsistence agriculture, different types of economies, and infrastructure, then answer five comprehension questions.
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The Ethics of Outsourcing to China
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...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 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
An Introduction to Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel
Could geography really be the most logical explanation for the success rate of any given population? Jared Diamond makes his anthropological contention in his 1997 publication Guns, Germs, and Steel. A short explores his main points and...
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
An Intro to Keynes’s The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money
How quickly can an economy recover from a shock? John Maynard Keynes challenges the classical economist view of a self-correcting economy with his 1936 work, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. A short view features the...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Geography and Cultures of Muslim Countries
Here is a fun lesson sure to boost your class' understanding and global awareness. They group up to research and describe the political, economic and social history of a chosen Muslim country. After researching population, statistical...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History