Outsourcing to Asia: The American Demand for Consumer Goods

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Description: The purpose of this lesson is to help students understand the changes in manufacturing that have occurred in the United States in recent years, as well as analyze the impact of "outsourcing" to Asian countries of components and parts of products previously made in the United States.  Students will also have the opportunity to consider possible economic reforms that could improve production, quality, and availability of goods worldwide.

Grade level(s): Middle                          Standards: OAS, GFL   Produced By: Heather Braucher

The Dividing Line of Asia and Europe: The Ural Mountains

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Description: Students will discover the physical boundary between Asia and Europe: the Ural Mountains. They locate the Urals and analyze the differences and similarities among the five regions in the mountain system. Students will determine the reasons for movement among humans in the regions as well.

Grade level(s): Middle                              Standards: OAS, GFL                   Produced By: Denise Aguilar

China's One-Child Policy: Impact on Population Growth and Culture

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Description: The purpose of this lesson is to acquaint students with the one-child policy of China and assist them in understanding how this has had an impact on the population growth and culture of China.

Grade level(s): Middle                        Standards: OAS, GFL   Produced By: Susan Smith

Super Size My Geo-Knowledge: The United States

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Description: Students will gain an understanding of the cultural, political and economic features of the United States and apply the knowledge to analyze problems and propose solutions created by human environment interaction.

Grade level(s): Middle                          Standards: OAS, GFL   Produced By: Heather Braucher

Sweden's Mixed Economic System: Understanding the Advantages and Disadvantages

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Description: Students will examine the similarities and differences between various types of economic systems in the world. They will compare the pros and cons of Sweden’s mixed market system and discover the types of products that are a part of this type of economic system.

Grade level(s): Middle                              Standards: OAS, GFL                   Produced By: Denise Aguilar

The Ever Disappearing Aral Sea: Understanding the Reasons for the Continuous Decline

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Description: Students will develop an understanding of the importance of water to the survival of people and places. They will examine the ways human actions can impact places environmentally as well as economically. They will determine the specific causes regarding the shrinking Aral Sea in Central Asia and discuss possible ways to reverse this problem.

Grade level(s): Middle                              Standards: OAS, GFL, CC                    Produced By: Denise Aguilar

The Vanishing Rainforests of Indonesia: An Examination of Indonesia's Life Changing Problem

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Description: Students will discover the reasons for deforestation. They will compare and contrast the effects of this process by looking at the good and the bad. They will locate areas in the world affected by deforestation and examine more specifically the affect this process is having on Indonesia and what the population is doing to remedy the situation.

Grade level(s): Middle                              Standards: OAS, GFL                   Produced By: Denise Aguilar

To Drill, Or Not To Drill, That is the Question!

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Description: Lawmakers have to make decisions about the use of resources that affect their citizens today and in the future. Deciding how to use the nation’s resources is not an easy process when two values are at odds: preserving natural resources and delicate ecosystems or protecting the economy. This was the dilemma for lawmakers when environmentalists fought to preserve Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge while opposed by oil companies who wanted to drill there for oil.

Grade level(s): Middle                          Standards: OAS, GFL   Produced By: Ann Kennedy

Climbing Weather

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Description: Students will discover the difference between climate and weather. Students will gain perspectives on varying climates in the Western Hemisphere and their connections to physical location, land use, and population.

Grade level(s): Middle                        Standards: OAS, GFL   Produced By: Tiffany Neill

Here We Go to the Super Bowl!

Description: Students will located and label the locations of the NFL teams on a map of the United States. Students will examine the geographical and historical significance of the mascot and stadium names for each professional team. Students will analyze the climates of the locations of the teams and determine why teams may have been placed in those locations.

 Grade level(s): Middle                              Standards: OAS, GFL                    Produced By: Denise Aguilar

Colorado River Drainage Basin: Fight for Sustainability

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Description: Students will gain a better understanding of drainage basins, water scarcity, ecosystem balance, and consequences produced by population growth. Students will examine river basins and human impact on the environment in order to construct solutions.

Grade level(s): Middle                          Standards: OAS, GFL   Produced By: Heather Braucher

The Parrot Says: Save the Rainforest

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Description: Students will understand how human settlement and deforestation drove the Puerto Rican Parrot to the brink of extinction.

Grade level(s): Upper ElementaryMiddle, High School                         Standards: OAS, GFL   Produced By: Lee Ann Harrelson

How are Mexico and Central America Linked?

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Description: Students will identify and locate the countries of Mexico and Central America by examining puzzle pieces of these countries and marking them on a map. Students will analyze and categorize the information on the map regarding Mexico and Central America. Students will compare and contrast the learned information and determine if any of the countries studied are “linked” and prove how they are connected using the discovered information from the map.

Grade level(s): Middle                              Standards: OAS, GFL                    Produced By: Denise Aguilar