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Globalization 101: Inquiries Into the Environmental, Cultural and Economic Issues of First-, Second- and Third-World Countries

John Miliziano,

American History, Civics & Government, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Social Science General

Grades 09 through 12

Themes: culture, economics, environment, globalization |

 

Abstract: This lesson encourages learners to appreciate nature, human diversity and freedom through wealth attainment. Throughout the process of studying, comparing and analyzing environmental, cultural and economic issues of 1st, 2nd and 3rd world nations, students learn global mindedness. Global mindedness promotes understanding of world issues as a whole.

Curriculum Standards: Culture; Time, Continuity and Change; People, Places and Environment; Individual Development and Identity; Individuals, Groups and Institutions; Power, Authority and Governance; Production, Distribution and Consumption; Science, Technology and Society; Global Connections; Civic Ideals and Practices

Geographic Focus: Global

Class Periods*: 1-6

Author: John Miliziano

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

*based on a 55-minute class period.

 

 

Global Cultural Issues:Pocahontas Meets John Smith

John Miliziano

American History

Grades 09 through 12

Themes: American History, character development, civics, culture, globalization, Political Science, Social Science General, tolerance |

 

Abstract: The world’s human population is growing and on the move. Media reports magnify recent developments that workers of southern developing nations are crossing international borders in search of better lives to the north. Mass migration patterns add new dimensions to cultures. Cultures, resistant to change, are changing due to simple demographics. By researching vital statistics such as population breakdowns, birth rates, literacy rates, governances, as well as changing miscegenation practices, students learn cultural inertia is inevitable and future generations will live differently as norms continue to change.

Curriculum Standards: Culture; Individual Development and Identity; Individuals, Groups and Institutions; Global Connections; Civic Ideals and Practices

Geographic Focus: Global

Class Periods*: 1-2

Author: John Miliziano

Related Files: Lesson Plan | Supplemental Data | Download All Files As .ZIP

*based on a 55-minute class period.

 

 

Economic Alternatives: Hybrids and Solar

John Miliziano

Civics & Government, Economics,

Grades 09 through 12

Themes:choice, Economics, solar energy, trade offs

 

Abstract: America’s economic and political future depends on energy alternatives that promote sustainability,security and wealth. This lesson centers on trade offs associated with purchasing a new car and buying a modern solar hot water system.

Curriculum Standards: Culture; Time, Continuity and Change; People, Places and Environment; Power, Authority and Governance; Production, Distribution and Consumption; Science, Technology and Society; Global Connections

Geographic Focus: United States

Class Periods*: 1-3

Author: John Miliziano

Related Files: Lesson Plan

*based on a 55-minute class period.

 

 

Smelling the Roses Along the Way

John Miliziano,

Social Science General,American History, Civics & Government, Economics, Geography,

Grades 09 through 12

Themes: culture, Economics, environment, globalization |

 

Abstract: Water! Water! Everywhere! Everywhere! One of the most significant events of modern times that triggered a global environmental movement occurred when pictures of the earth as a meaningful whole were transmitted from outer space. Awareness of Nature’s Design from high above sparked a reflective thinking of who we are, how we exist on this planet, and what life will be like for future generations. Positioned satellites from outer space allow us to develop a better appreciation of all life forms. We recognize universal notions that all things in life — rocks, plants, animals, people — are interconnected in some way, where you live effects what you do and our existence depends on clean air, fresh water and the sun. Keeping in mind that hundreds of millions of people depend on limited resources for food, their livelihoods and for their cultural fulfillment, we teach for the ecological care of the physical environment, including sustainable use of its resources.

Curriculum Standards: Culture; Time, Continuity and Change; People, Places and Environment; Individual Development and Identity; Individuals, Groups and Institutions; Power, Authority and Governance; Production, Distribution and Consumption; Science, Technology and Society; Global Connections; Civic Ideals and Practices

Geographic Focus: Global

Class Periods*: 1-2

Author: John Miliziano

Related Files: Lesson Plan | Guided Imagery Reading | Download All Files As .ZIP

Related Links: Dead Sea Fish Zones

*based on a 55-minute class period.

 

 

How Now Mad Cow

John Miliziano

World Economics

,Grades 09 through 12

Themes: BSE, cattle, disease, madcow

 

Abstract: In this engaging lesson, students will role-play as entrepreneurs, laborers and government officials working in a real world market simulation. Some will have jobs as doctors, cattle ranchers or managers of businesses. Others may work at the F.D.A., at Chik-Fil-A or as a trucker driving an eighteen-wheeler. By simulating one of the suggested sample roles, future leaders will enjoy learning contemporary global Economics through How Now Mad Cow: The Ripple Effects of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy in the Marketplace.

Students will learn how one cow triggered a multi-billion-dollar ripple effect across the global economy. Pupils will experience, first hand, economic cause-effect and supply-demand relationships in the marketplace. By researching a profession and correlating it to the mad cow disease, students of high school Economics will recognize practical reasons why governments, producers and consumers worldwide react swiftly to protect their interests in the free world market.

Class Periods*: 1

Author: John Miliziano

Related Files: Lesson Plan

Based on a 55-minute class period

 

 

Eating Ourselves to Death

John Miliziano

Social Studies Analysis, Geography

Grades 09 through 12

Themes: body image, eating disorders, eating patterns |

 

Abstract: Through the analysis of statistics found in readings, the student will assess the growing threat and implications of obesity around the world. Issues ranging from globalization of eating patterns to multicultural perspectives on body image will be analyzed.  Students will then make predictions about how eating patterns and obesity will affect the life expectancy of people in different parts of the world.

Class Periods*: 1

Author: John Miliziano

Related Files: Lesson Plan

Based on a 55-minute class period

 

The Prototype: How Entrepreneurs Profit Through Inventions

John Miliziano

Economics

Grades 09 through 12

Themes:

Standard 2 : Decision Making Effective decision making requires comparing the additional costs of alternatives with the additional benefits. Many choices involve doing a little more or a little less of something: few choices are "all or nothing" decisions.

Standard 3 : Allocation Different methods can be used to allocate goods and services. People acting individually or collectively must choose which methods to use to allocate different kinds of goods and services.

Standard 4 : Incentives People usually respond predictably to positive and negative incentives

Abstract:

Students will understand the following basic economic terms: needs, wants, scarcity, supply, demand, buyers, sellers, profit motive, human capital, social capital, and entrepreneurship.

Students will recognize how wealth develops through creativity and invention. Students will understand how culture may play a role in product development. Students lean how socioeconomic conditions may affect sales

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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