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Symphonies to Santana

Joy Fauntleroy,

American History, Geography, Social Science General

Grade 09 through 12

Themes: columbian exchange, cultural, indigenous, instruments, Mexico, music, renaissance |

 

Abstract: This lesson will show students how music of the past influences music of today by comparing the work of Johannes Brahms to the work of Carlos Santana.

Curriculum Standards:

Geographic Focus: Europe, Latin America, North America, Western Africa

Class Periods*: 2-3

Author: Joy Fauntleroy

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

*based on a 55-minute class period.

 

 

“The Masque of the Red Death”: The Global Responses to Crises in Africa

Joy Fauntleroy,

Political Science, Social Science Methodology, Economics, Geography,

Grade 09 through 12

Themes: Africa, AIDS, death, Edgar Allan Poe, global response, HIV |

 

Abstract: Using Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death,” students will identify the impact of avoidance and ignorance of problems, man’s responsibility when faced with problems and organizations’ efforts to address and eliminate problems.

Curriculum Standards: Time, Continuity and Change; People, Places and Environment; Individual Development and Identity; Individuals, Groups and Institutions; Civic Ideals and Practices

Geographic Focus: Africa

Class Periods*: 2-3

Author: Joy Fauntleroy

Related Files: Lesson Plan | Comprehension Questions | Discussion Questions | Turning Our Backs on HIV AIDS in Africa | Download All Materials As .ZIP

*based on a 55-minute class period.

 

 

International Trade: Globalization or Regionalization?

Joy Fauntleroy

Economics, Geography,

Grade 09 through 12

Themes: globalization, markets, trade |

 

Abstract: After learning about the dimensions of globalization, students will gather information about various trade organizations around the world and determine if international trade is globalized or regionalized.

Curriculum Standards: Time, Continuity and Change; Individuals, Groups and Institutions; Power, Authority and Governance; Production, Distribution and Consumption; Global Connections

Geographic Focus: Global

Class Periods*: 4-5

Author: Joy Fauntleroy

Related Files: Lesson Plan | Application of Dimensions Worksheet | Dimensions of Globalization Chart | Mystery Nations Card | Mystery Nation Answer Sheet | Satisfaction Rating Tally Sheet | Vocabulary Word Map | Download All Files As .ZIP

Related Links: AmosWEB | Glossary of International Economics The Natural Resources Paradox | Foundation for Teaching Economics

*based on a 55-minute class period.

 

 

“The Mountain Man and the Surgeon”: Gaining a Global Perspective on Poverty

 

Joy Fauntleroy

Economics,

Grade 09 through 12

Themes: capitalism, Economics, poverty |

 

Abstract: This lesson is drawn from an article featured in The Economist (December 20, 2005) titled “The Mountain Man and the Surgeon: Reflections on Relative Poverty in North America and Africa.” This is a reading comprehension-based lesson that can serve as a supplement to a unit about capitalism. Using a variety of of strategies, students will analyze and discuss the article and complete an FCAT-style reading comprehension exercise. Then, students will complete an assessment activity that involves researching the standards of living in other countries and determining the causes of those conditions. The goal of this lesson is to have students critique the concept of poverty from an American perspective and another country’s perspective.

Curriculum Standards: Power, Authority and Governance; Production, Distribution and Consumption; Global Connections

Geographic Focus: United States, Kentucky, Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Class Periods*: 2-4

Author: Joy Fauntleroy

Related Files: Lesson Plan

Special Note: This lesson requires access to www.economist.com

*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.

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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