Global Lessons with Common Core Alignment, and How to Apply for Free Trips to Germany

Professional Development



  • 12/03/2013
  • 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • SIBL Library – 35th and Madison, Manhattan
  • Presenter: Doug Young, CEE Director for Professional Development and Past Participant of Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP)


  • National Center Workshops

GRADES: 6-8, 9-12


Looking for ways to introduce some basic economics into you global courses?  Look no further!  This practical workshop will give you motivating lessons and curriculum materials that supplement existing world geography and world history courses.  Learn how to frame the globalization debate in terms any student can understand.  The first half of the program acquaints educators with 23 lessons aimed at teaching world history and economics together using active, student-centered teaching methods from the Neolithic Era to 1800, all aligned to the Common Core State Standards and C3 Frameworks.

The second half of the workshop focuses on global issues from 1800 to the present day. Teachers who traveled to Germany with the Transatlantic Outreach Program will present lessons they and others have written on topics such as European immigration, the Weimar Republic, the Holocaust,  the Berlin Wall, the Stasi, and European Union. Finally, lessons on “Thinking Globally” will be shared, time permitting.  These lessons will provide the tools needed to grasp the concepts surrounding globalization with classroom-ready lessons featuring student-centered, active-learning activities that challenge students to think critically about their global world.


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