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The Ongoing Revolution: Comparing Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez

Joel Goodrick,

American History, Civics & Government, World History

Grades 09 through Grade 12,

Themes: Cuba, Economics, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, politics, revolution, Venezuela |

 

Abstract: This lesson will introduce students to Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez, dictators of Cuba and Venezuela, respectively, and make them aware of the similarities between the two leaders. Students will also analyze the political dynamics of each leader and how each impacts the United States.

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

Related Files: Lesson Plan | Handout 1 | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 | Download All Files As .ZIP

 

 

English vs. Spanish:“For English, Press One. Para Español, Marque Número Dos.”

Joel Goodrick,

American History, Civics & Government, Social Science General

Grades 06 through Grade 12,

Themes: culture, English, language, Spanish |

 

Abstract: The purpose of this lesson is for students to analyze the different perspectives surrounding the English versus Spanish debate within U.S. culture. Should English be designated the official language of the United States?  Is Spanish becoming too common in America?

Curriculum Standards: Culture; Global Connections; Civic Ideals and Practices

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

 

 

Maquiladora: “All Work and No Pay”

Joel Goodrick

American History, Civics & Government, Economics, , World History

Grades 9 through 12

Themes: factories, maquiladoras, Mexico, workers |

 

Abstract: This lesson draws comparisons between the labor problems that resulted from the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory tragedy in the United States with examples from the more current “Maquiladoras” (factories owned by American businesses operating in Mexico) crisis affecting predominantly female workers in Mexico.

Curriculum Standards: Culture; Global Connections; Civic Ideals and Practices; People, Places and Environment

Geographic Focus: Mexico, Juarez

Class Periods*: 1

Author: Joel Goodrick

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

 

 

African AIDS Epidemic

Joel Goodrick,

Civics & Government, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Social Science General, Social Science Methodology, World History

Grade 09 through 12,

Themes: Kenya: Lesotho |

 

Abstract: This lesson highlights the epidemic of AIDS in Africa that continues to affect millions.  The lesson will focus on how the problem has continued to spread throughout the continent.

Related Files: Lesson Plan | Letter from Rock Star Bono | Map | U2 Lyrics | Download All Files As .ZIP

 

 

Slavery and Human Trafficking

Joel Goodrick,

Political Science

Grade 09 through 12

Themes: human trafficking, slavery |

 

Abstract: This lesson offers students a current view of how slavery continues to effect   specific regions of the world. This could be used as a follow up lesson or activity with the Triangular Trade Route so that students can gain a better understanding of how the problem continues today in its different forms.

 

Related Files: Lesson Plan | Web Quest Directions | Concept of Slavery | Poster Requirements | Slavery Fact Sheet | Download All Files As .ZIP

 

 

Japanese-American Internment Camps

Joel Goodrick,

History

Themes: Culture; Time, Continuity, and Change; Individuals, Groups, and Institutions; Power, Authority and Governance

Grade 09 through 12

 

Abstract: What were the reasons for the U.S. government placing Japanese-Americans into internment camps during WWII? This lesson explores the U.S. government’s decision to detain over 100,000 Japanese-American citizens in the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941

Related Files: Lesson Plan | PowerPoints

 

 

Different Perspectives: An Introductory lesson on the importance of understanding different view points

Joel Goodrick,

Social Studies General

Themes: Culture; Individual Identity and Development

Grade 09 through 12

 

Abstract: This lesson focuses on the importance of being able to analyze and understand the different perspectives that individuals have when learning about historical events and other various social issues.

Related Files: Lesson Plan

Based on a 55-minute class period

 

Introduction to the Civil Rights Movement

Joel Goodrick,

History- American

Themes: Culture; Time, Continuity, and Change; Individuals, Groups, and Institutions; Power, Authority and Governance; Civic Ideals

Grade 09 through 12

 

Abstract: This lesson offers students a current view of how slavery continues to effect   specific regions of the world. This could be used as a follow up lesson or activity with the Triangular Trade Route so that students can gain a better understanding of how the problem continues today in its different forms.

Related Files: Lesson Plan | PowerPoints

 

 

 

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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