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8.4: Standard 7.45 Lesson
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In this online lesson, students are introduced to resources that will help them better understand the effects and implications of the reopening of the ancient Silk Road between Europe and China, including Marco Polo's travels and the location of his routes.

Subject:
21st Century Global Geography
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Author:
Karen Lawson
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Activity: M&Ms and Lemonade
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These two short activities set up tragedies of the commons – one in water (lemonade) and the other in fish (M&Ms). The debriefing guides students through analysis of the different incentives embodied in common and private ownership and helps them understand how the rules of the game shape people’s behavior – and their use of valuable environmental amenities.

Subject:
21st Century Global Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Foundation for Teaching Economics
Author:
Foundations for Teaching Economics
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Activity: Standing Up For Sweatshops?
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Students will use a series of clues and their knowledge of incentives and voluntary exchange to solve the sweatshop mystery. Students will fully examine the issue – an examination that must include the accounts from workers, themselves, who often welcome the opportunity sweatshops offer and fear that foreign agitation will cause factories to close or relocate.

Subject:
21st Century Global Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Foundation for Teaching Economics
Author:
Foundations for Teaching Economics
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Activity: U.S. Sugar Policy: A Sweet Deal?
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This reading-based activity is a combination guided discussion and paper-and-pencil exercise examining the impact of trade barriers on various participant groups in the sugar market. U.S. sugar policy creates a tale of 2 markets and offers a clear illustration of who benefits from and who bears the costs of market restrictions. In the process of analyzing and comparing those markets, students rediscover three important economic constants: voluntary trade creates wealth; incentives always matter; and economic change creates winners and losers.

Subject:
21st Century Global Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Foundation for Teaching Economics
Author:
Foundation for Teaching Economics
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Arctic Region
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Students analyze a map of the North Polar region, test their knowledge of the Arctic, and brainstorm examples of the interconnectedness of life in this region with life around the world.

Subject:
Science
Biology
Life Science
Physical Science
21st Century Global Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
National Geographic
Author:
National Geographic Education
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Bag and Baggage
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In this activity, students see that markets can help to reduce pollution if people value a cleaner environment, and if they have good information about the pollution that is present.

Subject:
21st Century Global Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Foundation for Teaching Economics
Author:
Foundations for Teaching Economics
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Chilling Predictions: Exploring the Economic, Political, and Environmental Issues that Global Warming has Created for the Arctic
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In this lesson, students will research and prepare an almanac on the Arctic. They then examine the laws that attempt to provide jurisdiction over this area and consider how these laws will be affected if geography of the Arctic continues to change due to the effects of global warming.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Earth Science
21st Century Global Geography
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
New York Times
Author:
Michelle Sale and Bridget Anderson
Date Added:
02/26/2019
China-Where Will They Fit in the World Economy?
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In this lesson the students will use a variety of print, video, and electronic media to learn about China's place in world economy. They will examine how China is fast becoming a giant consumer of the worlds factors of production. They also will look at China's population and determine how many resources China will need in the future to sustain its growth.

Subject:
21st Century Global Geography
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
EconEdLink
Author:
Tim Florian
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Civil Liberties in Wartime
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This lesson examines the civil liberties guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and how the conditions of war might affect those liberties. Students will: review the rights and responsibilities of a citizen in a democratic system; study historical precedents for altering civil liberties during time of war; discuss and debate the pros and cons of the wartime curtailment of civil liberties; examine the role of the press in keeping citizens informed in light of the government's need to limit information during times of crisis.

Subject:
21st Century Global Geography
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
PBS
Author:
GWETA
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Curriculum Guide: The Conflict in Darfur and Eastern Chad
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This teaching guide is intended to provide a framework for engaging students in activities and lessons that will allow them to gain a greater understanding of issues that seem difficult and complex. The conflict in Darfur and eastern Chad is extremely complicated and this curriculum guide seeks to address many related issues in the most comprehensive and responsible manner possible. This curriculum guide is designed to offer teachers and students an accessible way to approach learning about the conflict, as well as the opportunity to delve deeper into specific issues such as the role of women and girls and the conflict as it affects refugees and IDPs.

Subject:
21st Century Global Geography
World History
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Amnesty International
Author:
Melissa Robinson
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Damage Control: Exploring Flood Prevention Around the World
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In this lesson, students investigate artificially elevated regions or cities around the world to compare histories, cultures, and strategies related to potential flooding disaster.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Earth Science
21st Century Global Geography
Civics and Economics
World Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
New York Times
Author:
Annissa Hambouz and Javaid Khan
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Development Strategies
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Students will learn the fundamental concepts of economic development. They will learn about the role of globalization in developing societies, different theories of why some countries are more developed than others and will be able to identify the key institutions and players in the field of international development.

Subject:
21st Century Global Geography
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
The Levin Institute-The State University of New York
Date Added:
02/26/2019
A Dissection of Ethnic Conflict
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Students will identify and explain factors that contributed to ethnic tensions and conflicts in Sri Lanka. They will watch a video clip related to the conflict in Sri Lanka and critically analyze texts to determine the characteristics of the author. Students will also use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the war in Sri Lanka with another conflict previously studied.

Subject:
English Language Arts
21st Century Global Geography
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
PBS
Author:
American Documentary, Inc.
Date Added:
02/26/2019