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Comparing Native American Boarding Schools in the United States to Internment Camps in Australia

Kelly Miliziano,

World History, American History, Civics & Government,

Grade 10, Grade 11,

Themes: assimilation, government, indigenous, racism |

 

Abstract: This lesson incorporates film and photographic evidence in order to compare the U.S. residential schools for Native Americans with the British policy of forced removal of Half-Caste Aboriginals in Australia. Students will be able to compare and contrast the rationales behind such government policies. In addition, students will be able to put these policies the broader context of national and global events.

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

Geographic Focus: Australia, United States

Class Periods*: 2-4

Author: Kelly Miliziano

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

*based on a 55-minute class period.

 

 

Treatment of Indigenous Populations in the United States and Australia

Kelly Miliziano,

World History, American History, Civics & Government,

Grade 10, Grade 11,

 

Abstract: This lesson incorporates film and photographic evidence in order to compare the U.S. residential schools for Native Americans with the British policy of forced removal of Half-Caste Aboriginals in Australia. Students will be able to compare and contrast the rationales behind such government policies. In addition, students will be able to put these policies in the broader context of national and global events.

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

Geographic Focus: Australia, United States

Class Periods*: 2-4

Author: Kelly Miliziano

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

*based on a 55-minute class period.

 

 

The War Next Door: Drug Trafficking

Kelly Miliziano,

World History, Civics & Government, Economics,

Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Themes: Crime, drug trafficking, Economics, law enforcement, violence |

 

Abstract: Violence related to illegal drug trafficking has earned Mexico a top position among national security threats to the United States alongside Afghanistan and Iraq. In this lesson, students will explore the complexities of drug trafficking, from cross-border violence and crime to anti-narcotic activities employed by the United States and Mexico.

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

Geographic Focus: Mexico, United States

Class Periods*: 2-3

Author: Kelly Miliziano

Related Files: Lesson Plan | Handout 1 | Handout 2 – Pt. I | Handout 2 – Pt. II | Handout 3 | Mexican Drug Cartels | Download All Files As .ZIP

*based on a 55-minute class period.

 

 

Empowering Women

Kelly Miliziano,

Economics, Geography, World History

Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

 Themes: culture |

 

Abstract: In this lesson, students will read how women in different parts of the world respond and recover from war, natural disasters, genocide and regional or individual challenges. A number of internet resources and reproducible articles suitable for classroom distribution are included.

Curriculum Standards: Culture; People, Places and Environment; Individual Development and Identity; Individuals, Groups and Institutions; Power, Authority and Governance; Production, Distribution and Consumption; Global Connections

Geographic Focus: Iraq, Cambodia, Benin, Rwanda

Class Periods*: 1-2

Author: Kelly Miliziano

Related Files: Lesson Plan | Lead Article | Women in Cambodia | Women in Benin | Women in Iraq | Download All Files As .ZIP

*based on a 55-minute class period.

 

 

The Universality of the U.S. Bill of Rights

Kelly Miliziano,

Civics & Government, Geography, Political Science, World History

Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12,

Themes: bill of rights, human rights |

 

Abstract: The United Nations and United States have been criticized for failing to act in the 1994 genocide of Tutsis people in Rwanda. How could the outcome have been different? What should the United Nations and its member states have done? What recommendations can we make so that we will not fail to act if confronted with this kind of situation again? Students will conduct a historical simulation of the United Nations Security Council in 1994.

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

Geographic Focus: Global

Class Periods*: 1

Author: Kelly Miliziano

Related Files: Lesson Plan

*based on a 55-minute class period.

 

 

Rwanda: Lessons Learned?

Kelly Miliziano

Government

Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 1, Grade 12,

 

Abstract: The United Nations and the United States have been criticized for failing to act in the genocide of Tutsis in Rwanda in 1994. How could the outcome have been different? What should the United Nations and its member states have done? What recommendations can we make so that we will not fail to act if confronted with this kind of situation again? Students will conduct a historical simulation of the United Nations Security Council in 1994. This lesson is suitable for the following high school social studies courses: world history, world cultural geography, government, global studies and international relations.

Curriculum Standards:

Geographic Focus: Africa, Rwanda

Class Periods*: 2

Author: Kelly Miliziano

Related Files: Lesson Plan

*based on a 55-minute class period.

Lesson Plan | Port of Tampa Reading

 

 

A Drop in the Bucket

Kelly Miliziano

Geography

Grade 09, Grade10, Grade 11, Grade 12, |

Themes: water scarcity |

 

Geographic Focus: United States, Florida

Class Periods*: 1

Author: Kelly Miliziano

Related Files: Lesson Plan |Fact on Water Usage |Water Fact Sheet | Water Facts 2 | Download All Files As .ZIP

*based on a 55-minute class period.

 

NASA International Space Station

Kelly Miliziano

Geography

Grade 09, Grade10, Grade 11, Grade 12,

Themes: Cooperation

 

 

Related Files: Lesson Plan |NASA Home and City |NASA Handout | NASA PowerPoint | VIdeo

*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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