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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A Piece of The Energy Pie: Lesson 10

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Cost-benefit, green initiatives, global economics, and renewable energy are the topics of this thought-provoking lesson plan. Learners watch the video, NASCAR Goes Green, engage in a circular written discussion, then talk about the green...
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Global Wrap 11/18/08

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the global economy. In this economics lesson, students participate in reading and research activities about gross domestic product, consumer prices, inflation, consumer price index, industrial production, and...
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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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Globalization and the Economic Crisis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students take a closer look at the global economic crisis of 2008. In this global issues lesson, students analyze political cartoons related to the crisis that struck several nations. Students discuss their impressions of the crisis.
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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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Writing Exercises: Conflicts and Change in the Middle East, #1

For Students 9th - 11th
The postwar Jewish migration to Israel, the difficulties achieving peace in the Middle East, and the role the Middle East plays in global economics are the questions your clever class can answer. They'll show what they know as they...
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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 lesson plan. Critical thinkers fully analyze the meaning behind her work, taking close consideration of where the clothing...
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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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World Events Work Against Grain Buyers

For Students 11th - 12th
Eight short-answer questions and three graphs for student response are included in the worksheet. They'll read two dialogue-driven articles to assess if those speaking understand economics or not. They'll draw graphs to show what is...
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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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Money Matters: The Importance of Global Cooperation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In this global economics lesson, 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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We Live in an International Community

For Teachers 6th - 9th
How many countries are you wearing right now? Challenge scholars to examine their own purchasing power by assessing where their clothing is from. First, each person finds out where the clothes they are wearing were made, and colors in...
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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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How Trade Works

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students investigate international trade. In this global economics lesson, students discover how products are created and sold in other countries. Students complete worksheets based on different nations and their popular exports.
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The Rise and Fall

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students take a closer look at the global industrial economy. For this current events lesson, 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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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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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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Green Machines

For Students 5th Standards
Technology is booming in the world today, but unfortunately not all people have access to it. The passage in the resource identifies this problem and explains how one organization is trying to close the gap and make low-cost laptops...
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The Region Today: East Asia

For Students 7th - 8th
If you've been teaching lessons on the East Asian region of the globe, then check out a fill-in-the-blank activity. Pupils use the vocabulary words in the word bank to complete each of 10 sentences. Words relate to the economics of East...
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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 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...