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What is Democracy? Vote Democracy! Lesson 1

Source: PBS Learning Media

Resource Type: Activity With Supporting Documents

Definitions and conceptions of democracy are many. In this introductory lesson, students attempt to define for themselves what democracy is and what it means. Students are also exposed to how people around the world view democracy and what democracy looks like in other countries. The other activities will further expand this study of democracy.

Skill: Compare and contrast various forms of government. 

Georgia Standard: SS6CG1   

 

What is Democracy? Vote Democracy! Lesson 4

Source: PBS Learning Media

Resource Type: Activity With Supporting Documents

Democracy exists in different forms in many countries around the world. Some countries are in the process of transitioning to or developing democracy; in other countries, democracy is more established. Still others may have a different system, yet still be influenced by democracy because it has been strongly promoted around the world by the United States and other Western countries. In this lesson, students examine what democracy looks like and how it plays out in countries with different political, ideological and cultural histories and backgrounds.

Skill: Compare and contrast various forms of government.

Georgia Standard: SS6CG1   

 

Economic Systems

Source: PBS Learning Media

Resource Type: Video

Economic systems have driven nations to both prosperity and collapse. This video follows these systems, and outlines why each flourished or failed.

Skill: Analyze different economic systems.

Georgia Standards: SS6E1, SS6E4, SS6E7, SS6E10

 

Principles of Specialization

Source: PBS Learning Media

Resource Type: Lesson With Supporting Documents

Students will read a short description of labor specialization and its role in the larger economy, then they will read two scenarios and analyze the impact of specialization on the job market for each.

Skills: Give examples of how voluntary trade benefits buyers and sellers in Latin America.

Give examples of how voluntary trade benefits buyers and sellers in Canada.

Analyze the benefits of and barriers to voluntary trade in Europe.

Give examples of how voluntary trade benefits buyers and sellers in Australia. 

Georgia Standards: SS6E2, SS6E5, SS6E8, SS6E11

 

Market Economy | Crash Course Government and Politics

Source: PBS Learning Media

Resource Type: Video

How does the government plays a role in the economy? Specifically, the way the government creates and maintains our market economic system.

Skill: Analyze different economic systems.

Georgia Standard: SS6E10   

 

Trading Globally | The Economics Classroom: Workshop 5

Source: PBS Learning Media

Resource Type: Video (Workshop for Teachers)

Globalization is the watchword of our economic times. This one hour video workshop's exercises and simulations explore the global economy, why and how nations trade with one another, who some of the major players in the international market are, how we gain from international trade, and how protectionism can have unintended consequences.

Skill: Give examples of how voluntary trade benefits buyers and sellers in Australia.

Georgia Standard: SS6E11   

 

Growth and Entrepreneurship | The Economics Classroom: Workshop 8

Source: PBS Learning Media

Resource Type: Video (Workshop for Teachers)

This one hour video workshop explores entrepreneurial activity, what it is, who does it and what conditions are necessary to make it flourish. Students explore what makes some countries rich and others less so, and why it is not always necessary that a nation's natural resources determine whether that country will be rich or not. Finally, we explore the tradeoff of copyrights and patents, in which ideas are protected from competition in order to create incentives for innovation. We examine recent case histories such as Napster that test that tradeoff.

Skill: Describe factors that influence economic growth and examine their presence or absence in Australia.

Georgia Standard: SS6E12   

 

The Lowdown | Gross Domestic Product: Unit Rates in the Real World

Source: PBS Learning Media

Resource Type: Interactive

These KQED interactive maps display the financial divide between four pairs of neighboring nations as measured by gross domestic product (GDP) per capita. They also show GDP per capita for all countries in the world. In the accompanying classroom activity, students learn how to calculate GDP per capita and then compare that for pairs of countries using data from the interactive maps. To get the most out of this activity, students should be comfortable with arithmetic with dollars and cents into the ten thousands.

Skill: Describe factors that influence economic growth and examine their presence or absence in Australia.

Georgia Standard: SS6E12   

 

Making Cents: Financial Literacy Videos for Young Learners

Source: PBS Learning Media

With this video series, teach teens and pre-teens how to manage their money and foster an entrepreneurial spirit.

Skill: Understand that a basic principle of effective personal money management is to live within one’s income.

Georgia Standard: SS6E13   

 

Where in the World do Pinnipeds Live?

Source: Georgia Aquarium

Resource Type: Lesson Plan

Students will discover that pinnipeds (sea lions and seals) can be found all over the world in addition to the coast of California. Students will identify where pinnipeds are found throughout the world on a map and explore the adaptations pinnipeds use to survive in their habitats.

Skills: Locate selected features of Latin America.

Locate selected features of Europe. 

Locate selected features of Australia.

Georgia Standards: SS6G1, SS6G7, SS6G11   

 

The Geography of Canada and Natural Resources in Canada

Source: PBS Learning Media

Resource Type: Lesson With Supporting Documents

Students will explore a physical map showing natural resources in Canada to analyze the impact of the environment on the distribution of natural resources.

Skill: Explain the impact of location, climate, distribution of natural resources, and population distribution on Canada.

Georgia Standard: SS6G5   

   

Religion: Three Religions, One God

Source: PBS Learning Media

Resource Type: Lesson With Supporting Documents

Three of the world's major religions -- the monotheist traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam -- were all born in the Middle East and are all inextricably linked to one another. Christianity was born from within the Jewish tradition, and Islam developed from both Christianity and Judaism. Learn more about the religions of the Middle East in this text from the WGBH production, Global Connections: The Middle East.

Skill: Describe selected cultural characteristics of Europe.

Georgia Standard: SS6G10   

 

Coral Reef Connections

Source: PBS Learning Media

Resource Type: Interactive

Dive through Australia's Great Barrier Reef and discover relationships that have evolved between its resident organisms, in this interactive from Evolution. In order to survive and reproduce, each organism must adapt to its physical environment, as well as to the other organisms in that environment it shares relationships with. Some are predators and prey; others compete for space, food, or mates; and still others are dependent or codependent on each other.

Skill: Locate selected features of Australia.

Georgia Standard: SS6G11   

 

Primary Source Set: Latin American Revolutionaries

Source: PBS Learning Media

Resource Type: Primary Source Set

This collection uses primary sources to explore leaders of Latin American revolutions. Digital Public Library of America Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills and draw diverse material from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. These sets were created and reviewed by the teachers on the DPLA's Education Advisory Committee.

Skill: Explain conflict and change in Latin America.

Georgia Standard: SS6H1   

 

Unfinished Spaces

Source: PBS Learning Media

Resource Type: Video With Lesson Plan and Supporting Documents

The Cuban Revolution changed over time, particularly for creative professionals like the architects who designed the innovative National Art Schools. What happens when the initial moment of a revolution gives way to an established ideology? This video clip and accompanying lesson plan provide insight into the Cold War Era by exploring the impact of Soviet involvement in an emerging Cuban state.

Skill: Explain conflict and change in Latin America.

Georgia Standard: SS6H1   

 

Holocaust

Source: PBS Learning Media

Resource Type: Video Series

Bill Rice recalls how German soldiers began surrendering towards the end of the war in Europe. He also discusses how his platoon was involved in liberating prison camps in Germany in this video teaching module from the KACV's local perspective on "The War."

Skill: Explain conflict and change in Europe.

Georgia Standard: SS6H3   

 

How WWI Changed the World Forever

Source: PBS Learning Media

Resource Type: Video With Supporting Documents

This week marks the 100-year anniversary of World War I, which drastically altered the global map and changed the course of history. Help students explore and analyze the war with this PBS NewsHour video and educational materials from August 7, 2014.

Skill: Explain conflict and change in Europe.

Georgia Standard: SS6H3