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North Africa / Southwest Asia - How a Country's Boundaries Are Shaped

Examine the past and present boundaries of Jerusalem and the reasons why and how these came about.

North Africa / Southwest Asia - The Gift of the Nile: Egypt and Its River

Examine how human interaction with the environment has altered the annual flooding of the Nile River and what the implications are for the region.

North Africa / Southwest Asia - Gaza: The Two Perspectives

By looking at different perspectives in news articles and working in small groups, develop a better understanding of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

North America - Analyzing Philadelphia's Historical Maps

On a field trip to see historic maps, analyze how resources influence settlement patterns, and how land- and cityscapes change due to urbanization.

North America - Enterprise Communities in Denver

Use data and models to define the location of economically distressed neighborhoods located in Denver.

North America - San Antonio Growth and Expansion

Consider the impacts of human migration on physical and human systems and ask "where will the future growth of San Antonio occur?"

Overrun by Skeeters - Exponential Growth

This introduction to exponential functions considers the world population since 1650. In a simulation, the population grows at a random yet predictable rate.

Civics: Patriotism & Foreign Policy

What should the U.S. relationship with the rest of the world be? And what artifacts should be selected for a Museum of Patriotism and Foreign Policy?

Civics: Public Policy & the Federal Budget

Create, present, revise, and defend a Federal budget, and then reflect on what was learned.

Civics: Rights and Responsibilities of Students

Write summaries of Supreme Court cases that involve the constitutional rights of students. Role-play with lawyers presenting a hypothetical case to justices who deliberate and present their opinions.

Russia - Capitalizing on Geography

Why are cities located where they are? What geographical information can explain the location of Russian cities?

Russia - Yours, Mine, and Ours: Determining Boundaries

Learn about conflict by participating in a role-playing activity in the context of the fictional region of “Ugeria".

Sub-Saharan Africa - Health Ratings for Sub-Saharan Africa

Research and consolidate demographic data, calculate health ratings and discuss conclusions.

Sub-Saharan Africa - Kenya: The AIDS Epidemic

Through a role-playing exercise, understand the dissemination, causes, and effects of the AIDS epidemic in Kenya.

Sub-Saharan Africa - South Africa Land Allocation

With a map and an assigned role, determine how to allocate land.

Teaching Geography: Global Forces / Local Impact - Why Do We Measure the pH and Alkalinity of the Streams Near the Capital Area Greenbelt Trail?

Visits to local water quality monitoring sites facilitate investigation of human impact on water quality through the use of GIS software.

Thematic Art Project

Explore, present, write, and discuss works of art from the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires through a variety of thematic lenses.

Things Fall Apart

Adapt any chapter as a script. Travel to a nearby African-American cemetery and research names of the dead. Conduct research projects on issues addressed in the novel.

Touring a French City

Students make buildings unique to the French culture and are assessed on cultural understanding, based on their explanation of what made their building uniquely French.

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