Author:
William Allred, Carrie Robledo
Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
High School
Tags:
  • Conflict
  • Globalization
  • Resources
  • Scarcity
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English

    Education Standards

    9-12 Civics and Economics: Globalization: Conflict Resources

    9-12 Civics and Economics: Globalization: Conflict Resources

    Overview

    Students will research a resource used in the creation of a capital good that has led to conflict in another country. Examples could include the mining of minerals, oil, and monocrop agriculture. They will collaborate to create an engaging news broadcast that presents their findings and answers the driving question.

    Instructor Directions

    Engineering Design Process

    Project Description

    Name of ProjectGlobalization: Conflict Resources
    Subject AreaEconomics
    Targeted StandardsCE.E.1.1 Compare how individuals and governments utilize scarce resources (human, natural and capital) in traditional, command, market and mixed economies.CE.E.2.1 Explain the basic concepts of trade (e.g., including absolute and comparative advantage, exchange rates, balance of trade, gains from trade, etc.).CE.E.2.2 Summarize how nations specialize and become interdependent through trade (e.g., trade restrictions and government policy).
    Driving Question / Problem / ActivatorDo our choices as consumers affect the globalized economy for the better or worse?
    Project SummaryStudents will research a resource used in the creation of a capital good that has led to conflict in another country. Examples could include the mining of minerals, oil, and monocrop agriculture. They will collaborate to create an engaging news broadcast that presents their findings and answers the driving question.
    Estimated TimeTwo to three 90-minute class periods
    Materials / Resources (including link to slideshow if available)
    • Green screen app
    TagsScarcity, globalization, resources, conflict

    Project Outline 

    AskIs your ____________ (identify product here) fueling conflict?
    ImagineStudents will brainstorm resources used in the production of commonly used capital goods that are bought in the United States that may fuel conflict in other nations.
    PlanStudents will plan a 5 minute news broadcast video that identifies a resource used in a commonly purchased item, the conflict that has arisen due to the demand for that resource, and an assessment as to whether or not they would buy that item knowing the conflict behind it.
    CreateA news broadcast summarizing the role of globalization in the production, consumption, and conflict over of a commonly used good or service.
    ImproveThe student broadcast
    Closure / Student ReflectionsStudents will reflect on both their product and learning in a self-assessment.
    Possible Modifications / ExtensionsModifications: Teachers can determine if students will work with a partner or with a larger group. Teachers can assign resources/items or let students choose. Teachers can prepare a list of research materials for students to use or allow students to conduct independent research.Extensions: Students can research ways to resolve the conflict and create conflict resolutions specific to their resource/issue. Students can also research sustainability practices and create suggestions to make the collection of the resource more sustainable.

    Evaluation (Pre/Post)  

    Insert Links to Google Forms

     

    Pretest Link: https://forms.gle/cngrFvr1dLRgvkPw5 

    Post-test Link: https://forms.gle/R5sfqAFTRKnmmbbSA 

     

    Credits or Modified From

    Global Connections: The Middle East. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/globalconnections/mideast/educators/resource/lesson1.html

    Mrs. Metcalf & the Congo in Econ. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://sites.google.com/a/masoncityschools.org/mrs-metcalf-the-congo-in-econ/home

    Newscast Rubric. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.srvhs.org/Staff/teachers/ehamilton/US Pages/Projects/Newscast Rubric.doc

     

    Additional Resources / Help for teaching this lesson

    Accompanying lesson plan with resources

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