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Showing Grade 10, Unit 11, Technology, Communication, and World Economy
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Blazing Laptops: Using Technology to Help Fight Fires

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/19981015thursday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons

Description: Explore how digital maps and global satellite positioning are helping firefighters in the San Bernardino Valley. Research what factors promote fire danger and various fire-fighting techniques. Standards 11.11.7, 11.8.7

Author: Alison Zimbalist and Lorin Driggs, New York Times Learning Network

Lesson ID: 151

Columbia Free Trade Agreement

http://www.c-spanclassroom.org/VideoDetail.aspx?video_id=384

Description: View a 6-minute C-SPAN video clip of U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab speaking with Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press Chief economics writer and Greg Hitt, Wall Street Journal staff reporter about President Bush’s legacy on trade. Discuss or respond in writing to the issues presented in the Questions for Discussion. Standards 10.11, 12e.2.7, and 12e.6.1

Author: C-SPAN Classroom

Lesson ID: 521

Digital Divide

http://www.washington.edu/wto/digital/highschool/overview.html

Description: The revolution in computers and telecommunications networks and the accelerated rate of this change, along with the global explosion in knowledge, are creating unprecedented changes in the flow of trade, finance, and information in and among nations. New jobs, an explosion in entrepreneurship, access to education, new modes of community building, ease of access to global markets-all of these things, and many more, are dividends of this revolution in information technology. Yet the fruits of the Information Age are out of reach for many in both developed and developing nations. This gap, the "digital divide", threatens to cut off populations from good jobs and the chance to participate in the affairs of the broader society. Explore the global causes and consequences of this inequity through a series of 10 interactive lessons. Standard 10.11 and 12.6.3 economics

Author: International Faculty Council, University of Washington

Lesson ID: 316

Explosive Knowledge: Tracking Six Decades of Nuclear Development

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/19990311thursday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons

Description: Discuss a featured New York Times article which examines China's suspected theft of American nuclear secrets. As a springboard from the article create a research-based, multi-tiered timeline that traces the development, regulation, and use of nuclear weapons from the 1940's to today. Standards 11.8.7, Government 12.10

Author: Alison Zimbalist and Lorin Driggs, New York Times Learning Network

Lesson ID: 388

Freedom of Hate Speech? Investigating Hate Group Propaganda and Free Speech on the Internet

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/19990318thursday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons

Description: Defend or refute whether hate groups should enjoy the same right of free speech as guaranteed by the First Amendment as individuals and groups that promote less controversial beliefs. Should the Internet censor web sites that promote such groups? Examine a New York Times article about these issues and analyze and critique a Web site that speaks out about hate groups, hate crimes, discrimination, and First Amendment rights. Standards 10.11, 12.2.1, 12.8 all, 12.10

Author: Alison Zimbalist, The New York Times Learning Network Lorin Driggs, The Bank Street College of Education in New York City, Lorin Driggs, The Bank Street College of Education in New York City

Lesson ID: 422

International Conflict and the Media

http://www.globaled.org/curriculum/cm0.html#fromcm5.html

Description: Here are 24 activities investigating the role of the media in government and conflict. The Persian Gulf War is the focus of the examination of the relationship between the press, public perception of the conflict, and the resultant influence on U.S. policy. This is a very important citizenship topic in the media age. Standards 10.11, 11.8.7, Government 12.8 all

Author: Andrew Smith, Foreign Policy Association

Lesson ID: 571

Is Capitalism Good for the Poor: The Rule of Law

http://fte.org/capitalism/activities/rule_of_law/ruleoflaw.htm

Description: Learn about why some countries seem to remain poor while oterhs become rich by looking at the costs and benefits of starting a legal business for a working class or poor person in Peru. Using a real life scenario by Hernando deSoto, students learn about dealing with bureaucracy, borrowing investment capital, and rule of law in a developing country. Standard 10.11

Author: Foundation for Teaching Economics

Lesson ID: 1382

Is the Internet Igniting Violence? The Internet, the First Amendment, and the Massacre at Columbine High School

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/19990429thursday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons

Description: Discuss how various issues regarding restrictions on the Internet are impacted by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, particularly in light of the recent school shooting and bombing in Littleton, Colorado. Participate in a round-table discussion of these issues, as well as develop, distribute, and analyze the results of a survey about Internet regulations and the applications of the First Amendment in our increasingly technological society. Standards 10.11, 12.2.1, 12.8 all, 12.10

Author: Alison Zimbalist, The New York Times Learning Network, Lorin Driggs, The Bank Street College of Education in New York City

Lesson ID: 585

Mint Condition Exploring the Monetary and Cultural Value of the Euro

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20020103thursday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons

Description: Investigate the old currencies used by the twelve countries adopting the Euro in 2002. Then explore the national identity of those countries through the symbols preserved on the 'national face' of the new Euro currency. Explore the first actions and reactions of Europeans upon the changeover to the Euro on January 1, 2002 by reading and discussing "Europeans Resolve to Embrace the Euro." Standard 10.11

Author: Clayton DeKorne, The New York Times Learning Network, Tanya Yasmin Chin, The Bank Street College of Education in New York City

Lesson ID: 722

One Giant Leap for Mankind: Revisiting the Apollo 11 Mission

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/19990719monday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons

Description: Gain an understanding of the significance of the Apollo 11 lunar landing thirty years later by interviewing an adult about his or her memories of the specific events and impact of the mission. As journalists in July 1969, incorporate those interviews into news articles documenting citizens' views of this historic "step for mankind." Standards 10.11 and 12.10

Author: Alison Zimbalist, The New York Times Learning Network, Lorin Driggs, The Bank Street College of Education in New York City Lorin Driggs, The Bank Street College of Education in New York City

Lesson ID: 781

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