Children of the World: A lesson where elementary and middle school students research lifestyles of children
around the globe using the book by the same title.
If the World Were a Village: Link to a lesson to accompany this book that uses a village of 100 people to help
students understand the languages, nationalities, religions, foods and lifestyles
of the people of the world
Focus Globalization: The Council for Economic Education published a curriculum for high schools on Globalization.
This section includes an essay outlining the issues, a PowerPoint of that essay, the
first lesson from the curriculum and how to order.
Materials: how to order the curriculum from the Council for Economic Education.
Introductory Essay: written by David Hummels from Purdue University outlines the issues associated with
the globalization debate.
Lesson 1: A skit on the costs and benefits of globalization. Great overview activity.
Unequal Resources: This lesson is great for grades three to twelve and beyond. Students, working in
groups that represent countries, determine how to use scarce resources to fulfill
the wants of the people in their countries. Trade or conflict may arise as they deal
with the resulting dilemma. This activity can serve as a concrete reference for many
issues in our global economic system.