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Crisis Negotiation in the Brazilian Rainforest

Robert Bailey

Civics & Government, Social Science General, World History

Grade 09 through, Grade 12,  

Themes: Brazil, conflict, human rights, negotiation, prisons, role play |

 

Abstract: Students will become familiar with the multiple perspectives involved in a crisis situation by reading about a prison uprising in Brazil and the conditions that led to that uprising, the participants in the crisis and their motives and the connections to life in US prisons both historically and current.

Curriculum Standards: Culture; People, Places and Environment; Individuals, Groups and Institutions; Power, Authority and Governance; Global Connections; Civic Ideals and Practices

Geographic Focus: South America, Brazil

Class Periods*: 2-3

Author: Robert Bailey

Related Files: Lesson Plan | PowerPoint Presentation | Download All Materials As .ZIP

*based on a 55-minute class period.

 

 

World Systems: Your Honor, Your Honor – Courts From Around the World

Robert Bailey

American History, Geography, Political Science, Social Science Methodology, World History

Grade 09 through Grade 12,

 

Abstract: Students will develop a better understanding of the systems of government and law utilized throughout the world, in addition to other peoples’ cultures and histories. Students will develop an understanding of presentation software and the importance of technology in the classroom.

Curriculum Standards: People, Places and Environment; Power, Authority and Governance; Global Connections

Geographic Focus: Global

Class Periods*: 2-4

Author: Robert Bailey

Related Files: Lesson Plan

*based on a 55-minute class period.

 

 

The Environment and Kyoto Protocol: Combating Global Warming

Civics & Government, Economics, Geography, Political Science,

Grade 09 through Grade 12,

Robert Bailey,

Themes: environment, global, Kyoto Protocol, law, perspective, protocol, warming |

 

Abstract: Students will develop an understanding of the Kyoto Protocol and Global Warming through news sources, treaties, and popular music video. The lesson demands that students hone debate skills in order to support or debunk various environmental claims. Materials will significantly foster the development of “perspective consciousness”, or the ability to see and respect others points of view.

Curriculum Standards: Culture; Time, Continuity and Change; Power, Authority and Governance; Production, Distribution and Consumption; Science, Technology and Society; Global Connections; Civic Ideals and Practices

Geographic Focus: Global

Class Periods*: 3-6

Author: Robert Bailey

Related Files: Lesson Plan

*based on a 55-minute class period.

 

 

Crisis Negotiation in the Brazilian Rainforest

Robert Bailey

South America

Grade 09 through Grade 12,

Themes: court, culture, law studies, legal systems |

 

Abstract: Lesson emphasizes role play, problem solving, writing for understanding and persuasive writing.

Curriculum Standards: Culture; People, Places and Environments; Individual Development and Identity; Power, Authority and Government; Individuals, Groups and Institutions; Global Connections; Civic Ideals and Practices

Geographic Focus: South America, Brazil

Class Periods*: 1

Author: Robert Bailey

Related Files: Lesson Plan | PowerPoint Presentation | Download All Materials As .ZIP

*based on a 55-minute class period.

 

 

NARC vs. FARC: U.S. Hostages in Colombia

Robert Bailey

American History, Civics & Government, Social Science General, World History, Political Science,

Grade 09 through Grade 12,

 

Themes: Colombia, FARC, hostage, ICRC, law, negotiation |

 

Abstract: This lesson is built around the US hostages taken in Colombia on February 13, 2003 until their rescue on July 2, 2008. The lesson considers multiple perspectives including that of governments, NGOs, hostages, families and the FARC. Video and readings support an intricate role-playing activity that highlights the sensitive nature of hostage negotiations

Curriculum Standards: People, Places and Environment; Individuals, Groups and Institutions; Power, Authority and Governance; Production, Distribution and Consumption;Global Connections

Geographic Focus: South America, Colombia

Class Periods*: 2-4

Author: Robert Bailey

Related Files: Lesson Plan | PowerPoint Presentation | The Church | Colombian President | Colombian Parents | Corporate News | FARC | France | US Government | Demands Rejected | Colombian President Rejects Demands | IRC Misuse of Emblem | Download All As .ZIP

Related Links: Time Magazine: America’s Forgotten Hostages | Additional Readings: Held Hostage in Colombia

*based on a 55-minute class period.

 

 

From Evolution to Revolution: How to Globalize Any Existing Lesson

 Robert Bailey

Social Science Methodology

Grade 06 through Grade 12,

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Abstract: Global education has the potential to be viewed as a large, amorphous concept that might leave many confused and overwhelmed. Despite the fact that the method is fast becoming popular across the United States, many educators do not completely understand what the methodology seeks to accomplish; we just know that it sounds like something important and social studies related, and that we want to serve our fellow man as best as possible to prepare him for the future. Global education is not simply learning about other cultures and working to improve the environment, it is substantially greater. Incorporating global education strategies into your existing lessons, however, can be easy, as long as we understand what global education seeks to accomplish. This lesson attempts to assist both the teacher and their students in understanding what global education is and how to incorporate the concept into existing materials without redesigning the proverbial cookbook.

Curriculum Standards: Time, Continuity and Change; People, Places and Environment; Individuals, Groups and Institutions; Global Connections

Geographic Focus:

Class Periods*: 3-6+

Author: Robert Bailey

Related Links: Related Files: Lesson Plan | PowerPoint Presentation | HanveyTip Article | Global Perspectives | Download All As .ZIp

*based on a 55-minute class period.

 

Child Abuse and the Institutions that Protect

Robert Bailey

Grade 09 through Grade 12,

 

Abstract: Students will learn about child abuse, neglect and abandonment. Students will develop realistic, caring, and legal frameworks for raising their own children. Students will develop an understanding of the role of state child abuse prevention methods.

Curriculum Standards:
Theme 1: Culture
Theme 5: Individuals, Groups, and Institutions
Theme 6: Power, Authority, and Governance
Theme 10: Civic Ideals and Practices

Related Files: Lesson Plan | PowerPoint Presentation

 

 

Change Agents: Making the World a Better Place

Robert Bailey

Grade 09 through Grade 12,

 

Abstract: Students will visit historic figures who worked to improve the conditions of others. Students will recognize the need for making sacrifice to improve conditions, and that the sacrifice can be terminal. Students will develop a willingness to become change agents in order to improve conditions in their community.

Curriculum Standards:

Theme 1: Culture

Theme 2: Time, Continuity, and Change

Theme 4: Individual Development and Identity

Theme 10: Civic Ideals and Practices

Related Files: Lesson Plan | PowerPoint Presentation

 

 

DUI: A Global and International Perspective

Robert Bailey

Grade 09 through Grade 12,

 

Abstract: Students will learn about the effects of DUI including how it impacts a wide range of persons. International BAC limits and selected punishments are included. Viable alternatives to DUI are provided

Curriculum Standards:

Theme 6: Power, Authority and Governance
Theme 9: Global Connections
Theme 10: Civic Ideals and Practices

Related Files: Lesson Plan | PowerPoint Presentation

 

Child Abuse and the Institutions that Protect

Robert Bailey

Grade 09 through Grade 12,

 

Abstract: Students will learn about child abuse, neglect and abandonment. Students will develop realistic, caring, and legal frameworks for raising their own children. Students will develop an understanding of the role of state child abuse prevention methods.

Curriculum Standards:
Theme 1: Culture
Theme 5: Individuals, Groups, and Institutions
Theme 6: Power, Authority, and Governance
Theme 10: Civic Ideals and Practices

Related Files: Lesson Plan | PowerPoint Presentation

 

Eminent Domain: It’s Ever Changing Face

Robert Bailey

Grade 09 through Grade 12,

 

Abstract: .Students will learn about the legal principal eminent domain, as provided for in the US Constitution under Amendment 5. Students will observe how this right has changed since it was adopted by our Founding Fathers. Students will recognize the potential arguments for and against the use of eminent domain. Students will increase their understanding of the role of the US Supreme Court, precedent, and the technical methods for legal brief writing.

Curriculum Standards:

Theme 2: Time, Continuity, and Change
Theme 3: People, Places, and Environments
Theme 5: Individuals, Groups, and Institutions
Theme 6: Power, Authority, and Governance
Theme 10: Civic Ideals and Practices

Related Files: Lesson Plan | PowerPoint Presentation

 

 

 

Global Schools Project

Global Schools Lesson Plans

Department of Secondary Education

Social Studies Education

 

Lesson Plans

The following links provide entry to the Lesson Plans developed by the Global Schools Project Fellows. Most all of the plans can be infused into middle or high schools social studies courses to provide interdisciplinary, global education perspectives to your students.

Although categorized by the following headings, many of the lesson plans would meet multiple state or NCSS Thematic standards.

Economics

Environment

History

Human Rights

Politics/International Relations

Social Studies General

 

The lesson plans can be downloaded by going to one of the above areas and selecting the plan.

  

 

 

 

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