LESSON WAREHOUSE

Lessons in our online warehouse have been developed through MAGE-sponsored workshops and institutes. They are indexed according to the Minnesota Academic Standards in History and Social Studies benchmarks, keywords, and grade levels. Check out the Minnesota Academic Standards in History and Social Studies here.

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IDGrade Level(s)Standard(s) /
Benchmark(s)
Lesson TitleKeyword(s)Author
1.8, 98.3.3.6.7; 8.4.3.14.1;
8.4.3.14.5; 8.2.3.4.1
Civil War In Sierra Leone: Child Soldiers and Blood DiamondsAfrica, conflict diamonds, civil war, child soldiers, Rights of the Child, literacyGrafstrom, S
2.8, 98.3.1.1.2; 8.4.3.14.1;
9.3.1.1.1
Africa: The Numbers Don't LieAfrica, choropleth; correlations; generalizations; inferencesRipken, E
3.11, 129.3.1.1.2; 9.3.1.2.2;
9.3.2.3.1; 9.3.3.5.3;
9.3.3.5.8; 9.3.3.6.1
Investigation of Austin, MN - A Prediction for Austin, Minnesota and Its Futurefield study, local geography, urban development, predictions, population distribution, population patterns, local setting, inquiry, mapsSanders, L
4.8, 98.3.3.10.1; 8.3.3.10.2;
8.2.5.12.1
Canada-U.S. Trade Connection: The Automobile IndustryCanada; trade; manufacturing; resources, comparative advantage, inquiryTrygestad
5.8,98.3.3.10.1NAFTA: Connecting EconomiesCanada, Mexico, NAFTA; trade; costs and benefits; maquiladoraTrygestad
6.88.3.3.5.1Canada's PopulationCanada, population distribution, population density, population growth, immigration, migration, culture mosaicTrygestad
7.88.3.3.5.8Aussies: The People of AustraliaAustralia, population distribution, population density, culture, Aborigines, immigration, push-pull factorsTrygestad
8.88.3.2.6.8The Land Down Under: The Effect of Environment on Settlement and Human ActivityAustralia, settlement, economic activities, adaptation, Aborigines, salinity, literacyTrygestad
9.8, 98.3.3.10.5; 8.3.1.2.1;
9.3.4.10.1; 9.3.4.10.1
Supply and Demand: The Future of World Oilsupply, demand, production, consumption, prediction, Middle East, inquiryFlohaug, K
10.6, 86.2.3.5.1; 6.3.1.1.1;
6.4.4.23.1; 8.3.1.1.1;
8.3.3.10.1; 8.2.1.1.1
Importing/Exporting Minnesotatrade, imports, exports, Minnesota, United States, mapsSmieja, D
11.88.3.1.1.2; 8.3.3.5.1;
8.1.1.1.1
Should Illegal Immigrants be allowed a Chance at the "American Dream"?illegal immigrants, Minnesota, United StatesMiller, T
12.99.3.3.5.1Population Growth and DensityWorld, United States, Minnesota, population growth, population distribution, population density (arithmetic & physiologic), mapsWicklund, S.
13.8, 98.3.1.2.1; 8.3.3.7.1;
8.4.3.14.2; 9.3.1.2.2;
9.3.3.5.4; 9.3.3.7.2;
9.3.3.8.3
The Somali Migration Mapping LessonAfrica, Minnesota, Somali migration, map analysis, civil war, boundaries, Minnesota, oral interviews, Berlin Conference, maps, inquiryMayberry, K.
14.8, 98.3.3.10.2; 8.3.3.10.7;
9.3.2.4.2; 9.3.3.7.3
Globalization: Outsourcing to BangaloreIndia, globalization, outsourcing, call centersCallahan, P.
15.88.3.3.5.1The Unauthorized Immigrant in MinnesotaUnited States, illegal immigrants, Minnesota, push and pull factors, authentic pedagogySchiebel, J.
16.8, 98.3.1.2.1; 8.4.3.14.1;
8.2.3.4.1; 9.3.1.2.2;
9.3.3.8.3
Aid to African CountriesAfrica, foreign aid, Sudan, Darfur, inquiryZierden, B.
17.99.3.3.5.3.Whoa! Slow down--some of you!World, population growth, crude birth and death rates, natural increase, fertility rateSwanson, K.
18.99.3.1.1.2; 9.3.2.4.1Land Use Over Timeland use models, topographic maps, aerial photos, 3D images, mapsSwanson, K.
19.88.3.1.1.1; 8.3.1.2.1;
8.3.2.3.1
Exposing Slum Reality Through GIS: Kibera SlumAfrica, slum, GIS, population pyramids, infrastructure, inquiry, mapsNelson, J.
20.8, 98.3.1.1.2; 9.3.1.1.2My Activity MapGIS, Google mapsGunderson, E
21.8, 98.3.1.1.2; 8.4.3.14.3;
9.3.1.1.2; 9.3.3.7.2
World Religions Mapping ActivityGIS, Google maps, religious sitesBuckingham, A., Huss, M.
22.99.3.1.1.2; 9.3.3.6.1Using Google Maps to Apply Urban ModelsGIS, Google maps, urban modelsBenolkin, J.
23.88.3.1.1.1; 8.3.2.3.1Geo-Spatial Thinking: Exploring Google EarthWorld, Google mapsCwodzinski, P., DeHoff, A.
24.99.3.1.1.2; 9.3.2.3.1;
9.3.3.5.4
Who's Moving In and Out of our Area, and Where are They Going?United States, Minnesota, migration, county, Ravenstein's Laws of Migration, mapsOfstedal, P.
25.8, 98.3.1.1.1; 8.3.3.7.1;
8.4.3.13.3; 9.3.1.1.2;
9.3.3.8.2; 9.3.3.8.3;
9.4.3.11.7; 9.4.3.13.3
Ethnic Conflict in Africa: A Historical InvestigationAfrica, boundaries, ethnic conflicts, historical mapsBlack, E.
26.99.3.1.1.3; 9.3.1.2.1; 9.3.1.2.2; 9.3.2.3.1St. Paul Then and NowUnited States, ArcGIS, geospatial technology, site location, inquiry, historical mapsSchwarze, D.
27.44.3.1.1.1Learning TODALSTODALS Cain, J., Johnson, C.
28.44.3.1.1.1Exploring Map TODALSTODALS, map elements, sketch mapCain, J., Johnson, C.
29. 99.3.3.7.2; 9.3.3.8.2; 9.3.3.8.3Cherokee Nation vs. the United States: Land, Laws, and LossesBoundaries, sovereign nation, Cherokee, treaties, land cessions, U.S. historyKeenan
30.88.3.3.6.1Canada's Features Impact Human ActivitiesHuman-environment interaction, regions, CanadaTrygestad
31.22.3.1.1.1; 2.3.1.1.2; 2.3.1.1.3; 2.3.1.1.4Where are People Located?location, cities, GIS, physical featuresBrodeur
32.99.3.2.4.4; 9.3.3.8.1The New African Land Grabland grab, food sovereignty, neocolonialism, foreign investment, agricultural lands, AfricaMcMartin
33.8, 98.3.2.3.1, 8.4,3,14,3, 9.3.4.9.1Using Geography to Teach Mosque/Masjid Architecturelocation, physical characteristics, human-environment interaction, religionsHarris, W.
34.8, 98.3.1.1.2; 9.3.1.1.1An Introduction to ArcGISgeospatial technology, ArcGISPekarek, K.
35.4, 84.3.2.3.1; 8.3.2.3.1If the World Were a Village: Population Activity Ipopulation distribution, population densityLeba, M.
36. 4, 84.3.2.3.1; 8.3.2.3.1If the World Were a Village: Population Activity IIpopulation distribution, population densityLeba, M.
37.44.3.4.10.1Canada: A Land of Regionsregions, Canada, physical characteristics, human characteristics, economic activitiesTrygestad, J.
38.44.3.1.1.1; 4.4.1.2.1Comparing Regionsregions, Canada, states, provinces, territoriesTrygestad, J.
39.119.3.1.1.2Battles of WWIWWI, ArcGIS Mapmaker, battlesSykes, L.
40.88.3.1.1.1; 8.3.1.2.1; 8.3.2.3.1; 8.2.3.4.1New Nation-Statesinquiry, success, prediction, RussiaKleinman, J.
41.8, 98.3.1.1.1; 8.3.1.2.1; 8.3.4.10.5; 8.3.3.6.4; 9.3.1.1.2; 9.3.1.2.2.; 9.3.4.9.1Turkey's Need for Damsinquiry, dams, water, Turkey, WeExplore, human-environment interactionNelson, J.
42.8, 98.3.1.1.1; 8.3.1.1.2; 9.3.1.1.1; 9.3.3.5.3Application of ArcGIS: Web Mapping Using USA Demographics for Schoolsgeospatial technology, ArcGIS, demographics, localPekarek, K.
43.1, 21.3.1.1.1; 1.3.1.1.2; 1.3.2.3.1; 2.3.1.1.1; 2.3.1.1.2; 2.3.4.9.1The Geography of Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House Serieshuman and physical characteristics, human-environment interaction, location, literature, sketch mapKirkland, B.
44.88.3.1.1.1; 8.3.1.1.2; 8.3.1.2.1; 8.4.3.14.1Cultural Connections through Globalizationinquiry, globalizationMalone, C.
45.99.3.1.2.1; 9.3.3.5.1; 9.3.3.6.1Where Would You Place a City?inquiry, site location, megalopolisBiel, R.
46.99.3.1.1.2; 9.3.3.5.4; 9.4.4.16.1; 9.4.4.19.2Comparing and Contrasting the African Migration Experience in the United Statesmigration, United StatesDaubner, N.
47. 88.3.1.2.1; 8.3.2.3.1; 8.3.3.5.2; 8.4.1.2.1Guns, Germs & Steel: Understanding the Demise of the Inca Empireguns, germs, steel, inca empireMoore
48.99.3.1.1.2; 9.3.2.3.1; 9.3.4.9.1The Colorado River: The Overuse of the American Nilecolorado river, overuse, human environment interaction, resourcesBlack
49.99.3.1.1.2; 9.3.1.2.1Expansion of Wind Energy in Iowasite characteristics, wind, turbine, farm, energy, Iowa, expansion, resourcesHood
50.
66.3.1.1.1; 6.3.3.6.1; 6.4.4.18.2Ojibwe and Dakota LandsOjibwe, Dakota, Land, reservations, maps, landscapeEvans and Smith
51.4, 64.3.3.1.1; 4.3.4.9.1; 4.3.4.10.2; 6.3.1.1.1; 6.3.4.10.1Where Did All the Farmland Go?agriculture, land, urban development, loss, food supply, Minnesota, farmers, Olmsted countyBolin
52.55.3.1.1.1; 5.3.2.3.1; 5.4.4.17.3How Would You Defend Fort Ticonderoga in 1777?topography, battle, advantages, defenses, TODALSS, history, site selection, Ruehle
53.99.3.1.1.2; 9.3.1.2.1Waconia City Planning Projectgeographic, skills, tools, application, waconia, city planning, project, location, restaurant, ArcGISLarsen
54.4-94.3.1.1.1; 5.3.1.1.1; 6.3.1.1.1; 7.3.1.1.1; 8.3.1.1.1; 9.3.1.1.1Understanding Topographic Featureslandforms, water bodies, relief map, topography, features, define, identify, constructShelerud
55. 99.3.1.2.2; 9.3.3.6.3Examining the Environmental Impact of the Highway 371 Bypass in Baxter, Minnesota through Geotechnologyeconomic impact, highway, geotechnology, community, landscapeRichter
56.4-84.3.1.1.1; 5.3.1.1.1; 6.3.1.1.1; 7.3.1.1.1; 8.3.1.1.2Lake Winnipeg Watershed Map Analysislake, winnipeg, analysis, watershed, observation, reflectionTrygestad
576,86.3.1.1.1; 6.4.4.23.1; 8.3.1.1.2; 8.3.3.5.1; 8.4.3.14.2Immigration and Minnesotahistoric and contemporary immigration, push and pull factors, MinnesotaMyers
5888.3.1.1.1; 8.3.2.3.1; 8.3.3.5.1; 8.1.1.1.1Canada Immigration Through Artifacts and GIS Canada, immigration, Chinatown, head tax, immigrant stories, ArcGIS, WeExploreNelson
594, 6, 84.3.1.1.1; 4.3.1.2.1; 4.3.2.3.1; 6.3.1.1.1; 6.3.3.6.1; 6.4.4.16.1; 8.3.1.1.2; 8.3.3.6.1The Metis: Transforming the Red River Valley and the Twin Cities Minnesota, Metis, Red River Valley, Red River Carts, settlements, fur trade, Lake Winnipeg Watershed MapTrygestad
6099.3.1.1.2; 9.3.2.3.1; 9.3.4.9.1 Agricultural Pollution in Lake Winnipeg: Problems and Potential? Minnesota, map analysis, inferences, Lake Winnipeg Watershed Map, agricultural pollutionSwanson, K.
614, 5, 6, 7, 8, 94.3.1.1.1; 5.3.1.1.1; 6.3.1.1.1; 7.3.1.1.1.; 8.3.1.1.2; 9.3.1.1.1 Top Ten - Bottom Ten: Mapping Data mapping, region, hypothesesCrampton, M.
624, 8, 94.3.1.1.1; 8.3.1.1.2; 9.3.1.1.1 Mapping Data: Constructing a Choropleth Map mapping, choropleth map, thematic map, regionCrampton, M.
638, 98.3.1.1.2; 9.3.1.1.1 Mapping Data: Choropleth Mapping Strategies map strategies, choropleth mapCrampton, M.
646, 86.3.1.1.1; 6.3.3.6.1; 6.3.4.10.1; 8.3.1.1.1; 8.3.1.2.1; 8.3.3.6.1 The Crystal Sugar Cooperative: Changing Landscapes Along the Red River Valley Minnesota, Red River Valley, sugar beets, agricultural cooperative, changing landscapes, migrant labor, Lake Winnipeg Watershed MapTrygestad, J.