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A Fair Trade

For Teachers K - 5th
Students examine a piece of art to find objects and symbols used by the artist. In this visual art lesson, students look at Jaun Quick-to-See Smith's, "Trade Canoe for Don Quixote." They look for symbols and items that show the artists...
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Symbols and Trading Cards

For Teachers K - 5th
A silk rank badge was a symbolic emblem worn by high officials during the Qing Dynasty. Your class will get a chance to examine the details, symbolism, color, and design of such a badge as they make their own symbolic trading cards....
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How Containerization Shaped the Modern World

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
"It's the reason we have a thriving global market place, offering us the infinite variety of things, and it's the reason we can move cargoes from remote parts of the world at minimal cost." Learn about how small-town truck driver Malcom...
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Foreign Economics

For Students 7th - 10th
Why do so many countries export cars? Economists examine this and other foreign economics principles through this introductory activity. A brief text explains international trade, then lists the top 11 leaders in global trade, along with...
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How the Popsicle was Invented

For Students 6th - 12th
One stick or two? Water based or milk based? Who would have thought there is so much drama in the history of the popsicle? Check out the story behind Frank Epperson's tasty treat.
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Capitalism and the Dutch East India Company: Crash Course World History 229

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How did the Dutch East India Company flourish while other trade companies floundered? Learn more about the ways that the Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie, or the VOC, used interest rates, monopolization, and violence to maintain their...
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Discover Da Vinci

Da Vinci: Machines Exhibition

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Transportation devices, military devices, mechanical devices, entertainment devices. The inventions of Leonardo da Vinci are legendary. After viewing images of da Vinci's inventions, class members are encouraged to draft their own...
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Breaking the Codex

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students work with an online multimedia show to study the life of Leonardo da Vinci in Renaissance Italy. They explore different writing systems and create an advertisement for one of Leonardo da Vinci's inventions.
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How Farming Planted the Seeds for the Internet

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Is farming the greatest innovation in all of history? Watch as modern technology and advancements are traced back to the invention of farming in the Neolithic Revolution. The video illustrates how agricultural surplus led to division of...
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Tools of the Trade

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners construct functional replicas of oceanographic tools and demonstrate and explain their use.
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Play With a Purpose

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students consider toys as more than items for playing, compare and contrast inventors and toys they created, and discuss purpose of specific toys, including whether toy was created for education, financial success, or both.
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Growth of a Nation: Trading Cards

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students research and write about events and people that have contributed to the development of Canada. They develop their paragraphing skills and create a package of 10 Canadian History Trading Cards.
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The History of Silk

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders study the history of silk-making in China. They investigate the silkworm and follow the trade route of the Silk Road. They research other Chinese inventions.
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New Technologies

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Pupils analyze how technology has changed over time. They identify technologies that did not exist in the past and might be invented in the future and design a poster that illustrates the evolution of one kind of technology and research...
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International IP Law

For Students 10th - 12th
The sixth in a series of seven videos on intellectual property focuses on the complex international treaties that attempt to regulate and protect intellectual property. The video explores the arguments for and against strong regulations...
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State Bar of Texas

Gibbons v. Ogden

For Teachers 8th Standards
Have you ever played the game Monopoly? Do you know what it takes to win the game correctly? Scholars research the nature of outlawing monopolies in the United States while controlling trade. They investigate the court case Gibbons v....
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Penn Museum: China Gallery

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Invite your learners to take a closer look at the art and mathematical function of dome buildings as designed by the ancient Romans. In the next segment of this attractive worksheet set, your young historians will then learn about...
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Inventing the Future

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the impact of technology on the world by researching current or past scientific advancements, then developing a new invention or technology for the next millennium.
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The African Slave Trade

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students share their feelings about the enslavement of Africans as they write journal entries discussing their role play activity.
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How Does the Stock Market Work?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The stock market seems like an invisible, omnipotent being that can cause an economy to flourish or flounder at its slightest whim. Students learn about the reality of the stock market, including its origins in the Dutch East India...
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Baseball Lesson: Barter vs. Money

For Teachers 4th
4th graders view this PowerPoint to recognize the difference between the monetary and barter systems. The author of this resource defines or likens Barter to a swap and misleadingly states that money was invented because bartering took...
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Porcelain And Trade Economics

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Pupils discover the concepts of importing and exporting through the study of Asian luxury goods, in particular porcelain. This instructional activity includes resource links to primay source images.
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The Phoenicians and the Beginnings of the Alphabet

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students research the history of the alphabet and the Phoenician people. In this alphabet history activity, students view images of Phoenician ships and discuss their trading abilities. Students view various locations on a map and visit...
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The Silk Road

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners research the geography of Asia from Xian to Istanbul. They explore the intricacies of ancient trade, including trade goods and policies. They study minorities within and outside of various Chinese and other Asian empires.

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