Government and the Economy Teacher Resources

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COVID-19: History and Geography of a Pandemic

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here's a must-have collection! In the first lesson, which is history centered, students compare the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 to the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918. On day two, researchers consider the role geography plays in the...
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Economic Decision-Making

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders examine the cultural values of the Aboriginal people of Canada. In this global economics lesson, 10th graders discuss how capitalistic economies have changed the traditional values of the Aboriginal people in Canada.
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I'm Dreaming of a Sustainable Christmas

For Teachers 5th - 11th
Students examine global trade. In this global economics lesson, students visit websites to learn about trade with China and the environmental damage of global trade.
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China - Where Will They Fit in the World Economy?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Teach scholars why China is so crucial to global economics through an informative resource. Activities include using databases to search for information, watching a video or listening to a podcast, and reading about China's economy as a...
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Lesson: Looking Closer: The Artwork of Shinique Smith

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A critical discussion regarding the nature of Shinique Smith's second-hand clothing art is the foundation for the instructional activity. Critical thinkers fully analyze the meaning behind her work, taking close consideration of where...
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Money: Bucks, Banks, and Business

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Put economics and currency exchange rates into a real-world application kids can understand. They'll compare bus fares from various cities around the world. Each child selects three international cities to research. They determine the...
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The world As a Global Community

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders role-play as manufacturers of various shapes which they then take to the bank for deposit. They discover how trade can benefit or prevent economic development in different countries and they discuss how the global...
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The Encounter Between the New and Old Worlds

For Students 7th - 9th
Studying global trade during the time of exploration? This multiple-choice quiz will ensure that your learners did their reading. Questions relate to trade and exchange between Spain, Portugal, and the Americas.
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Money Matters: The Importance of Global Cooperation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In this global economics lesson plan, students prepare for a field trip to the IMF as they examine the history of the IMF and their role in global trade.
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The World As A Global Community

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the concept of a global community. They also discover the key global economic organizations throughout the world. They research economic disparities throughout the globe.
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Computers and Satellites No Longer Function

For Teachers 9th - 12th
They describe the development over time of the relationship between the national economy and the global economy since World War II. They trace the historical forces of continuity and change in the development of the contemporary global...
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The Housing Crisis: GDP, Housing Bubble, Recession

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Secondary pupils examine the housing bubble and the 2008 and global economic crisis. Defining GDP and GDP growth, recession, and bubbles, young economists debate what makes a bubble and how housing can be an economic indicator. Small...
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Financial Crisis Glossary

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Secondary learners explore the background and vocabulary surrounding US and global economic crises. Originally, the lesson was written to address the 2008 economy, but the material and information is easily adaptable to today's economy....
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Globalization 101

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students reflect on how religion has played a major role in globalization.  In this lesson, students visit multiple internet sites, then participate in a class discussion on the various ideas on globalization that they learned in their...
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Assignment: The “Big Mac” Index

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Young economists learn about the method of predicting changes in the exchange rate with Big Macs in an instructional video. After an understanding the index, learners write a post on a discussion board and respond to class members' posts...
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Tank Development in World War 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What is the tank and how did the technology develop? The resource discusses how new technology, especially the tank, affected many events during World War I. It covers the topic using primary source images and interesting facts to keep...
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The Rise and Fall

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students take a closer look at the global industrial economy. In this current events lesson plan, students listen to a lecture about the infrastructure of the global economy, specifically how it affects Britain's Rover company. Students...
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Lesson Plan on the U.S. Trade Deficit

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine the U.S. trade deficit. In this global economics activity, students read excerpts of selected articles and analyze economic reports to identify the implications of having a deficit. Discussion questions are provided.
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Does Money Talk?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers describe role that money plays in politics, and write an editorial that explains whether or not they think money gives some people too much influence in government.
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Currency and Exchanges Rates

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine currency rates. For this exchange rate lesson, 7th graders visit selected websites to determine the exchange rates between specified currencies.
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Fluctuations in the Price of Oil

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Pupils examine the fluctuating gas prices and the effect it has on the Canadian economy by reviewing an online database that contains information on the retail price of gas for Canada's largest cities.
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Culture of the Minoan

For Students 6th - 8th
In this history worksheet, students identify and name various aspects of the Minoan culture. They complete ten different blank shapes that explain their religion, transportation, entertainment, education, government, money, and how they...
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The Fed is Protecting Your Money

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students are introduced to the role of the Federal Reserve. In groups, they discover the three functions of money and discuss the most common forms of payment used in society today. They develop a survery to give to the local community...
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Globalization Comes to the Table

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students, in groups, research the issues surrounding one of several controversies involving food and globalization. Then they debate their position and show a PowerPoint presentation at a mock summit meeting.