Our Global Family (People & the Planet unit)
Downloadable unit from the People and the Planet curriculum. With your purchase, you will receive the unit’s student background reading, six lesson plans, and summative assessment.
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Background Reading: Global Family Matters
Unit Lesson Plans:
Chips of Trade: Acting as countries in a simulation game, students discuss how resources are inequitably distributed throughout the world and how this imbalance motivates trade.
Food for Thought: Acting as residents of five major world regions, students compare various statistics that affect people’s health and well-being.
Dinner for the World: Students participate in a luncheon-game that simulates inequities in the global distribution of food and wealth.
Lessons for Life: Students read and discuss a short conversation between two Ethiopian girls, watch two photo essays of school girls in less developed countries, and interpret a graph illustrating the link between female education and fertility rates worldwide.
People on the Move: Students participate in a “push/pull” simulation to identify reasons people migrate from one place to another and analyze the similarities and differences between two real-world migrations.
Growing Up Healthy: Through a board game, students are presented with various health-related scenarios that can hurt or help child health and then discuss which public health measures are most effective in keeping people healthy.