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.

6th - 8th Social Studies & History, Cultural & Social Studies 117 Views 72 Saves
adam smith, economics, mercantilism, business ethics, ethics, exchange, free trade, the columbian exchange, slavery, africa, south america, native american history, diseases, crops, europe, european explorers, spain, mexico, the aztecs, market economies, capital resources, human resources, standard of living, markets, the free market, products, specialization, fair trade, entrepreneurs, profit, risks, christopher columbus, portugal, opportunity cost, islam, china, european exploration, the new world, incentives, chinese history, chinese culture, monopolies, mass production, medieval europe, medieval history, england, labor unions, unions, primary source analysis, labor, wages, primary markets, supply and demand, the bubonic plague, agricultural revolution, feudalism, currency, money, the ming dynasty, currency exchange, consumers, inflation, purchasing, african history, mecca, mali, the incan empire, goods and services, taxes, government systems, expenses, ancient rome, the fall of the roman empire, ancient greece, athens, egypt, comparative advantage, cost, food production, exchange rate, sparta, productivity, natural resources, ancient china, the silk road, the middle east, ancient india, india, the caste system, market structures, ancient mesopotamia, mesopotamia, global population, human population, the prehistoric era, prehistory, agricultural products, babylonia, rivers, technology resources, scarcity, surplus, innovation, economic growth, push and pull factors, human migration, cost-benefit analysis
Common Core