After viewing the final presentation from the seventh graders, students will develop a deep connection with Joan as they learn more about her school and her classmates in the introduction to the unit. This standards-rich unit offers students the opportunity to research a country of their choice and compare it to the geography, civics, and economics of the United States. As a final project, students will meet financial literacy standards by developing a fundraising proposal to help Joan and her classmates and make a true difference in the global community.

Standards


Timeline

Lesson

Links/Resources

Ways to Connect

Assessment

Introduction

This lesson will take two forty-five minute sessions and will require a projector and computer lab time.


EFAC

Connect with Joan on the EFAC Blog.
Observe and assess student understanding of living in an interconnected world. Help clarify misconceptions throughout lesson.

Geography, Civics and Economics

This lesson will take up to 13 forty-five minute sessions and will require computer lab time.


Millennium Goals
Google Maps
Can you send projects to Joan or students in other countries to make new connections?
Use this rubric to assess student understanding during the presentation.

Final Project

This lesson will take up to 7 forty-five minute sessions and will require computer lab time.




Ask the school and community to help assist in the fundraiser to make a big difference while making community connections.
Use this rubric to assess student understanding of financial literacy.