In this lesson, students investigate the role of multinational corporations (MNCs) in globalization. Students will determine whether the trade-off between surrendering control of a country's economy to foreign companies and economic development is worth the political, social, and environmental risks and benefits to that developing country.
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In this lesson, students will research birth and death rates throughout the world as well as infant mortality rates and doubling time to better understand the repercussions associated with these statistics.
The Model UN Simulation activity asks students to take the role of country delegates and NGO representatives in an attempt to develop and debate resolutions that seek to provide remedies to the problems of over-population. In this lesson, students will be asked to conduct independent and cooperative research, create and debate resolutions, and discuss the issues that emerged from the simulation.
In this unit, students will research the organizational structure of OPEC and its political and economic role. The class will simulate an OPEC meeting, using parliamentary procedures to discuss policy issues.
Students will be constructing a list of ethnic stereotypes that exist in the U.S. today. Students will analyze these stereotypes and within groups they will research their origins. Groups will compile research and present their analysis of the origins of these stereotypes and why they persist in society.
Students examine the experiences that have led Americans to view the Middle East through stereotypical lenses.
This site is full of activities (such as skits) and resources concerning civics lessons about female historical figures. The resources are designed to help teachers integrate women's political history and leadership into thier lesson plans and program activities.
In this lesson, students investigate migration, especially as related to specific nations in the Western Hemisphere to identify reasons for migration to a specific target nation. Students will also discuss terms and impacts of globalization on nations.
In this simulation, The VERY BIG CO. INC. is looking to your region to place two factories. The first project, an automobile factory, will use local materials, local engineers, and local labor to produce a car for this region that will only be sold in this region. Next, the company would like to develop a food processing plant to handle and package raw foodstuffs as well as a limited number of processed foods. Students research the attributes of host countries and the consequences of investment.
In this lesson, students investigate the role of multinational corporations (MNCs) and organizations such as the World Bank and the World Trade Organization (WTO) in globalization. Students will also investigate the question: Is the trend of globalization a new form of imperial control, by examining the connection between colonialism and globalization.
This research unit balances the critics and advocates of economic globalization and the World Bank and evaluates how the World Bank has influenced developing countries.