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Multinational Corporations and Their Impact on World Poverty

Margie Dennie

Civics & Government, Economics, Political Science,

Grades 09 through 12

Themes: economic systems, Globalization and World Poverty, multinational corporations, transnational corporations, sourcing, labor organizations, corporate social responsibility, ethical codes, regulations, world poverty, human rights, commercial capitalism, trade, barter imperialism, market

 

Abstract: This lesson is part of a unit that helps students develop an understanding of multinational corporations and their impact on the state of world poverty as they examine the relevance of the topics of globalization in their own lives as well as to the future economic conditions of world societies.

Curriculum Standards: Time, Continuity and Change; People, Places and Environment; Individuals, Groups and Institutions; Power, Authority and Governance; Production, Distribution and Consumption; Global Connections; Civic Ideals and Practices

Geographic Focus: International, United States

Class Periods*: 6

Author: Margie Dennie

Related Files: Lesson Plan | Multiple Attachments | Download All Files As .ZIP

*based on a 55-minute class period.

 

 

The Economy of a Nation

Margie Dennie

Economics, Geography, Social Science General

Grades 09 through 12

Themes: capitalism, command economy, commerce, communism, economic systems

 

Abstract: This lesson is designed to be used with ninth grade World Cultural Geography students although the components of this lesson are flexible and may be used to introduce basic Economics to students at various levels. Teachers and students determine sources students search for information on the nation they have chosen or been assigned. This freedom allows for flexibility on the matter of appropriate grade levels for this lesson.

Curriculum Standards: Time, Continuity and Change; People, Places and Environment; Individuals, Groups and Institutions; Power, Authority and Governance; Production, Distribution and Consumption; Global Connections; Civic Ideals and Practices

Geographic Focus: Global

Class Periods*: 1

Author: Margie Dennie

Related Files: The Economy of a Nation Lesson Plan |Multiple Attachments | Download All Files As .ZIP

Related Links: Population Reference Bureau | World Factbook | Country Information

*based on a 55-minute class period.

 

 

Nations in the News

Margie Dennie

Current Events

Grades 09 through 12

Abstract: The Students will research and examine current events for the country they are studying by researching news related articles to identify issues and problems that affect not only the citizens of that country, but may also impact other nations. The students will evaluate if and how others may be affected, analyze what is currently being done to rectify the issue, and further determine what could or should be done to resolve the problem or issue.

Curriculum Standards: People, Places and Environment; Global Connections

Geographic Focus:

Class Periods*:

Author: Margie Dennie

Related Files: Lesson Plan

*based on a 55-minute class period.

 

 

Evolution of Revolutions ‘Round the World’

Margie Dennie

American History, , Political Science

Grades 09 through 12

Themes: absolutism, conservative, democracy, discontent, equality, extremistliberalism, liberty, moderates, nationalism, popular sovereignty

 

Abstract: The American and French Revolutions were sparked by new ideals of freedom, equality and popular sovereignty that were first expressed by the philosophies of the Enlightenment era. These ideas came to fuel the cries for independence and revolt that would be heard around the world for the next two hundred years. The lessons on the revolutions follow lessons on the Enlightenment, the Scientific Revolution and the Industrial Revolution. In the study at hand, the students will be given the opportunity to develop an understanding of the concept “revolution” as they explore the conditions that   lead to revolutions in various world nations and compare the courses that those   revolutions took.

Curriculum Standards: Time Continuity and Change

Geographic Focus: North America, Europe

Class Periods*: 1

Author: Margie Dennie

Related Files: Lesson Plan |Multiple Attachments | Download All Files As .ZIP

Based on a 55-minute class period

 

What was their crime? When ideologies collide and culture implodes

Margie Dennie

Grades 09 through 12

Human Rights

Themes:  Human Rights

Curriculum Standards: Time, Continuity and Change; Power, Authority and Governance; Civic Ideals and Practices

 

Abstract: A student brief is a short summary and analysis of the case prepared for use in classroom discussion. It is a set of notes, presented in a systematic way, in order to sort out the parties, identify the issues, ascertain what was decided in the cases, and analyze the reasoning behind decisions made by the courts. (For the purpose of this lesson, students may have to draw conclusions from the evidence collected as to whether or not and how the event has been resolved.)
Goal:
To hold mock legal proceedings where students simulate attorneys and juries as they analyze the ethical implications of historical occurrences that demonstrate governmental violations of ethical human rights practices. Cases will taken from six world continents.

Author: Margie Dennie

Related Files: Lesson Plan

 

The Enlightenment: The Age of Reason, the Rejection of Tradition

Margie Dennie

Grades 09 through 12

Themes:  History

Abstract: A student brief is a short summary and analysis of the case prepared for use in classroom discussion. It is a set of notes, presented in a systematic way, in order to sort out the parties, identify the issues, ascertain what was decided in the cases, and analyze the reasoning behind decisions made by the courts. (For the purpose of this lesson, students may have to draw conclusions from the evidence collected as to whether or not and how the event has been resolved.) Goal: To hold mock legal proceedings where students simulate attorneys and juries as they analyze the ethical implications of historical occurrences that demonstrate governmental violations of ethical human rights practices. Cases will taken from six world continents.

Curriculum Standards:

I.  Culture and Cultural Diversity
II. Time, Continuity, and Change
III. People, Places, and Human-Environment
IV. Individual Development and Identify
V.  Individuals, Groups, and Institutions
VI. Power, Authority, and Governance
IX. Global Connections
X.  Civic Ideals and Practices

Author: Margie Dennie

Related Files: Lesson Plan |Notes Page | PowerPoint | Reading | Rubrics & Docs |Multiple Attachments |PowerPoint-American

 

 

 

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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