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Development Strategies

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
The IMF and the World Bank

The IMF and the World Bank

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Students will learn about the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, two of the most influential and important global economic institutions. In addition to learning about the history, basic structure and policies of these institutions and the role of the United States, students will be introduced to some of the challenges faced by these institutions.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Levin Institute-The State University of New York
Author:
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Date Added:
02/26/2019
A Lesson on Economic Development: Why do Nations Export? Why do Nations Import?

A Lesson on Economic Development: Why do Nations Export? Why do Nations Import?

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This site provides definitions of exporting and importing for developing countries. A variety of links are included reviewing the topic of development as it relates to globalization.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
The Levin Institute-The State University of New York
Author:
Globilization101
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Migration Service Learning Lesson Plan

Migration Service Learning Lesson Plan

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Students will read sections from the Migration Issue Brief concerning why migration happens and the economic and cultural effects of migration. Students will read “the town that loves refugees” to learn about the resettlement process for refugees in the US. The teacher will engage the students in a discussion about the readings to understand the issues and will have the students learn about the immigrant population in their own community. For the service aspect of the project, students will volunteer at a local refugee resettlement or immigrant services organization and write a report about the experience.

Subject:
21st Century Global Geography
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Levin Institute-The State University of New York
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Sustainable Development-A

Sustainable Development-A

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This site provides examples of global sustainable development projects based on natural resources. Sustainable development means development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
The Levin Institute-The State University of New York
Author:
Globilization101
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Unit on Globalization and Foreign Investment and Latin America

Unit on Globalization and Foreign Investment and Latin America

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The lesson plan is divided into four activities. The Introductory Discussion provides context and vocabulary for the lesson and Activity 1 provides an application activity for extension of the concepts learned in this lesson. Activity 2 is intended to raise student awareness of the lesson subject, to introduce larger concepts, and to pose challenging questions. Activity 3 tries that the student applies the concept by making decisions from the point of view of a company that wants to choose a country in Latin America for investment purposes. Activity 4 shows the positive and negative effects that foreign investment could have on the Mexican economy.

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
Unit on Globalization and the Environment

Unit on Globalization and the Environment

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Students will learn about the impacts of globalization on the environment and how different societies define and try to address environmental problems. They will learn about the ways in which the globalized world attempts to address the environmental challenges.

Subject:
21st Century Global Geography
World History
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
The Levin Institute-The State University of New York
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Unit on Religion and Globalization

Unit on Religion and Globalization

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Students will discuss the role of values in shaping perspectives about globalization, through consideration of an article on globalization written by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and a Globalizaton101.org “Ask the Experts” interview. Then, students will consider how religious values generally may conflict with both economic and cultural globalization. Next, they will learn about the specific responses to globalization of certain religions. Finally, they will learn about how some religions have benefited from globalization.

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