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Global Schools Project



The Global Economy: What Is It And Why Do I Care?

Christina Bratager,

Economics, Geography,

Grades 09 through 12

Themes: economies, global, interdependence |


Abstract: In this lesson, students will learn about the concept of a global economy and how it affects us as citizens of the United States.

Curriculum Standards: People, Places and Environment; Production, Distribution and Consumption; Global Connections

Geographic Focus: Global

Class Periods*: 3-4

Author: Christina Bratager

Related Files: Lesson Plan | Global Schools Meeting | Item Breakdown | Web Diagram | Cartoon | Download All Files As .ZIP

*based on a 55-minute class period.



Global Crime and Punishment vs. Human Rights

Christina Bratager,

American History, Civics & Government,

Grades 09 through 12

Social Science General, World History

Themes: Crime, government, human, justice, law, punishment, rights


Abstract: In this lesson, students will learn why it is so important to know, be aware of and understand other countries’ laws and the consequences associated with breaking them. Students will evaluate the laws and regulations of various countries, including the United States, and then will examine the level of fairness of these laws and if they are in accordance with the Declaration of Human Rights.

Curriculum Standards: Power, Authority and Governance; Global Connections; Civic Ideals and Practices

Geographic Focus: Global

Class Periods*: 5 – 6+

Author: Christina Bratager

Related Files: Lesson Plan

*based on a 55-minute class period.




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.




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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