Economic Geography Teacher Resources

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Economic Geography

For Students 9th - 12th
Investigate economic geography through this text-companion worksheet. Learners read about and compare economic systems, examine the role of natural resources and infrastructure, and are introduced to GDP and GNP statistics. They take...
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Economic Geography

For Students 8th - 9th
In this economic geography worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer as they read several passages about subsistence agriculture, different types of economies, and infrastructure, then answer five comprehension questions.
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Different Perspectives of Oregon's Forest Economic Geography

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students map data on employment in wood products manufacturing in Oregon counties. In this Oregon forest lesson, students discover the percentage of people employed in the forest manufacturing industry. Students create a box and whisker...
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Economic Geography

For Students 6th - 8th
In this Economic Geography worksheet, learners complete a chart with generalizations about economic systems, activities, and development. They also answer questions about a map (not included).
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Site and Situation: Right Place at the Right Time

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students put their geography skills to work. In this geography skills lesson, students research maps and other primary and secondary sources to simulate the site selection process for the Pennsylvania Railroad Shops post World War II....
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Different Perspectives of Oregon's Forest Economic Geography

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers locate the many forests located in Oregon. In groups, they use the internet to research employment data on wood products made in the state. They discuss how looking at information presented in a different way can...
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Comparing the European Community with the U.S.

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students research a country to compare with the U.S. In this compare/contrast lesson, students research the CIA World Factbook research a European country's characteristics. Students calculate growth rate and doubling time and examine...
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Economic Geography

For Students 7th - 8th
In this economics worksheet, students fill in missing words and phrases to ten sentences about how geography influences the economy of places without using a word bank.
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Native American Research

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate an Native American tribal group. They conduct research using a variety of resources. The subject areas to focus on are religious life, history, social structures, economics, geography, and environment. Students...
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Teacher Appreciation Week (Elementary)

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Primary writers will create a persuasive essay about Teacher Appreciation Week. Additionally, they will  select a quote from a famous person and write a persuasive essay about how it relates to one of their favorite teachers. In the end,...
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Understanding Points of View

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Develop an understanding of point of view in your young learners. Read narrative stories to your class and discuss who the storyteller is. Point out different points of view and discuss new vocabulary in order to introduce this concept....
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Truth in Advertising

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Does propaganda exist in popular media? Explore the concept of propaganda in this media education lesson. Middle schoolers examine persuasive techniques used in commercials. They then create commercials that feature truthful information.
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Tourism in Newfoundland and Labrador

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine some of the factors involved in tourist destination areas in Canada. Using the data, they determine the best location for a new Bed and Breakfast in Newfoundland.
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Can We Be Both Conservationists and Consumers?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore their role as consumers and conservationists and what roles they play in today's economic climate. They explore resource allocation issues. Students analyze data and draw comparisons between historical and...
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Oil and its Everyday Uses

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Explore the properties of oil through an experiment. They use the scientific process to investigate oil, participate in experiments, watch videos,and use information from the internet to determine how oil has changed our everyday lives.
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Learning English in China

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners investigate economic growth in China. In this current events instructional activity, students review a news report about the 2008 Summer Olympics in China and the push for young people in China to learn the English language. An...
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Paris Peace Conference: Writing a Treaty to End World War I

For Teachers 10th
How did World War I end? Tenth graders role play as experts from countries that were involved in World War I. They write a treaty to end the war and compare it to the Treaty of Versailles.
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

For Teachers K - 12th
Learners participate in a recycling campaign. For this recycling lesson, students create an Earth Day display for a local store. Learners design a mural as a reminder to people of ways to reduce, reuse and recycle.
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High Five

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students discuss making choices, behavior and goals. In this responsibility instructional activity, students make list of goals they want to achieve. Students share their lists with each other and decide if they make choices that help...
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Responsible Youth in the News

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students research newspapers and magazines for articles about young people being responsible or being irresponsible. For this responsibility lesson, students discuss responsibility and the articles. Students answer questions in groups...
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Gas Prices Keep Rising

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students discuss rising gas prices, then read a news article about how the increase in fuel cost may affect other prices. In this economics and current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary...
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Learning About Colonial Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers use predictions to explore the lifestyle of American colonists. They draw conclusions about the culture of colonial America based on items used in daily life.
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Recycling Responsibility

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students practice recycling. In this character counts activity, students discuss why students should be responsible about recycling. They cut out pictures from a magazine showing items that can be recycled. 
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Biography of a river

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students compare and contrast facts about the development, history and importance of several rivers in the state. They research the history and development of one particular river and describe the deltas and their formation.

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