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Current Events Research Project

Lorena Ortiz

Civics & Government, American History, Political Science,

Grade 09 through 12

 

Abstract: The Current Event Research Project is designed to go beyond summarizing news articles. It can be a semester-long or year-long project to help students build connections with contemporary issues and past events, identify patterns and trends, and understand the perspectives of different societies. The project will require three lessons to help prepare and guide students for their final research paper.  In the first part of the project, the student will find a current event article based on their assigned region. The second half of the project will focus on an assigned theme.

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

Geographic Focus: Global

Class Periods*: 3-4

Author: Lorena Ortiz

Related Files: Lesson Plan | Outline | Attachment 1 | Attachment 2 | Attachment 3 | Regions of the World Powerpoint | Download All Files As ZIP

*based on a 55-minute class period.

 

 

Eastern Religion of a Nation

Lorena Ortiz,

World History

Geography,

Grade 09 through 12

Themes: Buddhism, eastern religion, Hinduism, literature |

 

Abstract: Eastern religion is a way of life in Asian cultures. These lessons will revolve around traditional literature passed down through generations as well as art images that reinforce Hinduism and Buddhism lifestyles.

Curriculum Standards: Culture; Time, Continuity and Change; Global Connections

Geographic Focus: Asia

Class Periods*: 3

Author: Lorena Ortiz

Related Files: Lesson Plans | Jakata Tales | Download All Files As .ZIP

Related Links: Bhagavad Gita | Indian history | Pacific Asian Museum | Seattle Art Museum

*based on a 55-minute class period.

 

 

A Comparative Look at Genocide in the 20th and 21st Centuries

Lorena Ortiz,

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

Grade 09 through 12

 

Abstract: This lesson intendends to enable students to understand the magnitude of the genocide committed from 1922 through the present. The lesson will begin with a broad look at genocide committed since 1945 and followed by in-depth comparative looks at the Armenian, Cambodian and Rwandan Genocides. The lesson will end with a discussion on the present genocide being committed.

Curriculum Standards: Power, Authority and Governance; Global Connections

Geographic Focus: Global

Class Periods*: 3-5

Author: Lorena Ortiz

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

*based on a 55-minute class period.

 

 

Global Interdependence Port of Tampa

Lorena Ortiz

Economics,

Grade 09 through 12

 

Abstract: Living in an interdependent global society, educators must adapt their lessons to include local importance. A study of the Port of Tampa will help students understand how the port impacts local jobs and, just as importantly, builds connection to world trade. The port is the seventh largest port in the United States and rapidly becoming a hub for cruise lines and cargo. Students will be interested in the environmental opportunity cost and trade offs that will occur with the growth of the Port of Tampa.

Curriculum Standards:

Geographic Focus: United States, Florida, Tampa

Class Periods*: 3-4

Author: Lorena Ortiz

Related Files: Lesson Plan | Port of Tampa Reading | Port of Tampa Data | Download All Files As .ZIP

*based on a 55-minute class period.

 

 

Communist China and its Transition to the Market Economy

Lorena Ortiz,

World History, Economics,

Grade 09 through 12

Themes: China |

 

Abstract: This lesson is created to help students understand the complexities communist China may encounter entering today’s global economy.  Based on the two articles, students will confirm, validate or question the interpretation of their analysis. Student will explain in groups whether China has reached or will reach in the near future a status of a market economy while maintaining its communist ways.

Class Periods*: 1

Author: Lorena Ortiz

Related Files: Lesson Plan | Handout

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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