Economic Geography Teacher Resources

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Different Perspectives of Oregon's Forest Economic Geography

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students map data on employment in wood products manufacturing in Oregon counties. In this Oregon forest instructional activity, students discover the percentage of people employed in the forest manufacturing industry. Students create a...
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Site and Situation: Right Place at the Right Time

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students put their geography skills to work. In this geography skills lesson, students research maps and other primary and secondary sources to simulate the site selection process for the Pennsylvania Railroad Shops post World War II....
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Different Perspectives of Oregon's Forest Economic Geography

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students locate the many forests located in Oregon. In groups, they use the internet to research employment data on wood products made in the state. They discuss how looking at information presented in a different way can change their...
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Native American Research

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate an Native American tribal group. They conduct research using a variety of resources. The subject areas to focus on are religious life, history, social structures, economics, geography, and environment. Students...
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Comparing the European Community with the U.S.

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students research a country to compare with the U.S. In this compare/contrast lesson, students research the CIA World Factbook research a European country's characteristics. Students calculate growth rate and doubling time and examine...
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Citizen Photojournalism

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Matt Black's photo essay, "The Geography of Poverty" provides a shocking reminder of the poverty that exists in the United States. The resource not only focuses attention on poverty but also conditions that have given rise to situation...
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Gas Prices Keep Rising

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students discuss rising gas prices, then read a news article about how the increase in fuel cost may affect other prices. In this economics and current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary...
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Welcome to My World

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Elementary schoolers discuss what a community is, and what their community has to offer them. They create posters, or flyers for the different businesses or places in their community to place around their school. After the students have...
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Neon Signs

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Middle schoolers study a commercial art form and explore its historic and social meaning. They apply linear color to a shape, bending and forming the lines in much the same way a sign artist would form glass tubing. They design their own...
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Understanding Points of View

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Develop an understanding of point of view in your young learners. Read narrative stories to your class and discuss who the storyteller is. Point out different points of view and discuss new vocabulary in order to introduce this concept....
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Teacher Appreciation Week (Elementary)

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Primary writers will create a persuasive essay about Teacher Appreciation Week. Additionally, they will  select a quote from a famous person and write a persuasive essay about how it relates to one of their favorite teachers. In the end,...
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Community Helpers

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Community Helpers are the focus of this sociology lesson. Learners brainstorm the many different jobs done in their community, discuss why they are necessary, and think of ways they can be community helpers. 
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Where Does It Come From?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore where agricultural commodities used in snack foods are grown. They choose a snack food and locate the top five states that produce the food that the snack is made from.
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Back to School (Secondary)

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Welcome your class back to school! They will participate in a character education instructional activity in order to build community at the school. First they identify needs of new young scholars by putting themselves in their shoes and...
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Class Rules Contract

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
First and second graders construct a contract for classroom rules. They define a contract and then choose rules for classroom behavior. Each learner writes these rules down on a class rules contract worksheet (included).
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Diversity Discussion Questions

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Have a class discussion on diversity. With your class, explore the ideas of prejudice, fear, suspicion and individual rights. Discuss the benefits of uniqueness and how diversity contributes to strength and unity.
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Memorial Day

For Teachers 7th - 12th
As a way to understand Memorial Day, build citizenship, practice vocabulary, and discuss current international conflicts, learners create their own Memorial Day. They design their own memorial after learning about the various types of...
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Truth in Advertising

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Does propaganda exist in popular media? Explore the concept of propaganda in this media education activity. Middle schoolers examine persuasive techniques used in commercials. They then create commercials that feature truthful information.
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Pilgrims: The First Americans

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders become familar with the pilgrims and first Thanksgiving through essays about important people of the time.  In this Thanksgiving lesson, 5th graders choose an important figure from the time of the Pilgrims and write a two...
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GEOGRAPHY: SPACE CENTERS

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students examine the descriptive science dealing with the surface of Earth, its division into continents and countries, climate, natural resources, inhabitants and industries of the various divisions and analyze the political geography...
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Can We Be Both Conservationists and Consumers?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore their role as consumers and conservationists and what roles they play in today's economic climate. They explore resource allocation issues. Students analyze data and draw comparisons between historical and present-day...
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Oil and its Everyday Uses

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Explore the properties of oil through an experiment. They use the scientific process to investigate oil, participate in experiments, watch videos,and use information from the internet to determine how oil has changed our everyday lives.
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Exploring Explorers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners gather information about a 15th to 17th century explorer and prepare a script in talk show format about the individual. Finally, students make a video following the script and present it to the class.
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Fairness

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore fairness. In this fairness lesson, students recieve a envelope of materials, not all envelopes contain the same materials. Students cut shapes to specific measurements and get money for them. If the shapes are not...

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