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World Geography and Economics

Celebrate National Geography Awareness Week November 13 – 17 with these cross-curricular lessons for grades 3 – 12.


Continental Drift and Comparative Advantage

Combine your economics and geography lessons in this activity that has students reviewing continental drift and the continents of Laurasia...
Key Concepts: Absolute Advantage, Benefits of Trade/Comparative Advantage
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Where Did That Pencil Come From?

In this economics lesson, students will research natural resources and illustrate how they are used to provide goods and services.
Key Concepts: Goods and Services, Productive Resources
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The Columbian Exchange

In this lesson, students learn that the Columbian Exchange resulted in an enormous exchange of goods, resources, and institutions between...
Key Concepts: Economic Development, Goods and Services, Specialization…
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There is Something in the Water

The United States is losing 60,000 acres of wetlands each year. Is this good or bad? Does anyone really want...
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Goods and Services…
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Hey, Mom! What's for Breakfast?

Students working in cooperative groups will discuss food items they consume for breakfast, investigate elements of foreign culture, particularly food,...
Key Concepts: Consumers, Goods and Services, Producers
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