Middle School World History

Collector: Ann V.

A 22-lesson Middle School World History unit uses a unique problem-solving approach to teach tweens economic history. After reading articles that provide background information, pupils engage in activities and simulations that require them to apply economic principles to a situation. The first lesson in the series traces human migration patterns and has class members consider the push-pull factors, costs, and benefits of migrating. Young economists must consider the advantages and disadvantages of migrating to a new area. This problem-solving pattern continues throughout the unit.

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adam smith, africa, african history, agricultural revolution, ancient china, ancient greece, ancient india, ancient mesopotamia, ancient rome, athens, business ethics, capital resources, china, chinese culture, chinese history, christopher columbus, comparative advantage, consumers, crops, currency, currency exchange, diseases, economic growth, egypt, england, ethics, europe, european exploration, european explorers, fair trade, feudalism, food production, free trade, goods and services, government systems, human migration, human population, human resources, india, inflation, innovation, islam, labor, labor unions, mali, market economies, market structures, markets, medieval europe, medieval history, mercantilism, mesopotamia, mexico, money, monopolies, native american history, natural resources, opportunity cost, portugal, prehistory, products, profit, rivers, scarcity, slavery, south america, spain, sparta, supply and demand, taxes, the aztecs, the bubonic plague, the columbian exchange, the middle east, the new world, the silk road, unions, wages, agricultural products, babylonia, cost, cost-benefit analysis, entrepreneurs, exchange, exchange rate, expenses, global population, incentives, mass production, mecca, primary source analysis, purchasing, push and pull factors, risks, specialization, standard of living, surplus, technology resources, the ming dynasty, economics, productivity, the prehistoric era, the caste system, the incan empire, the free market, the fall of the roman empire, primary markets
Resource Details
6th - 8th
Social Studies & History
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Resource Type
Common Core