Middle School World History
A 22-lesson Middle School World History unit uses a unique problem-solving approach to teach tweens economic history. After reading articles that provide background information, pupils engage in activities and simulations that require them to apply economic principles to a situation. The first lesson in the series traces human migration patterns and has class members consider the push-pull factors, costs, and benefits of migrating. Young economists must consider the advantages and disadvantages of migrating to a new area. This problem-solving pattern continues throughout the unit. The 22 lessons are aligned with State and National Standards in Economics.