Fair Trade: Chocolate Can Be Good For You
Students discover the process of chocolate production. They read stories from boys in Ghana and Brazil who work on cocoa plantations. They illustrate the principles of fair trade.
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Introduction to Fair Trade
Students investigate fair trade practices. In this economics lesson, students conduct collaborative research on fair trade practices, the controversies of trade, and the effects of fair trade practices. Students present their findings to...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Voyage of Slaves in the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Use best-teaching practices to discuss the practices and implications of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Here you'll find a detailed lesson plan involving a variety of collaborative and engaging components, including image analysis,...
5th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Veterans Day Thank You Note
This Veterans Day inspire scholars to say thank you to a veteran. Here, learners discover key details about a specific war using an interactive timeline, and then write a thank you letter offering their gratitude to someone who risked...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Fair Trade in a Global Economy
Students identify and discuss what sets third world countries apart from first world countries, define fair trade, estimate and create list of time spent and materials cost of hand-made items to determine fair prices in Mexican pesos...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Destruction and Rebuilding of the World Trade Center
How did an investigation into the causes of the collapse of the Twin Towers, as a result of the 9/11 attacks, inform the construction of the new 1 World Trade Center? That is the central question of a resource that asks class members...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Unit 6: Globalization—With or Without You?
Twelfth graders examine the impact of globalization on modern society. In this global studies lesson, 12th graders read selected articles about globalization and discuss their impressions. Students also perform inquiry research and write...
12th Social Studies & History
NYPL Biblion: World's Fair
Explore the digital stacks of the New York Public Library. Made up of over 700 primary and secondary sources, the app opens a door directly into the past. Users will be fascinated by this archive, which documents the World of Tomorrow.
6th - 12th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable
International Commerce, Snorkeling Camels, and the Indian Ocean Trade
Economic principles and world history are beautifully woven together in this history presentation on medieval Indian Ocean trading. The narrator discusses the unprecedented self-regulation executed by merchants along the Indian Ocean...
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable