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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Lesson Title
Civil War In Sierra Leone: Child Soldiers and Blood DiamondsAfrica, conflict diamonds, civil war, child soldiers, Rights of the Child, literacyGrafstrom, S
Africa: The Numbers Don't LieAfrica, choropleth; correlations; generalizations; inferencesRipken, E
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
Canada-U.S. Trade Connection: The Automobile IndustryCanada; trade; manufacturing; resources, comparative advantage, inquiryTrygestad
5.8, Connecting EconomiesCanada, Mexico, NAFTA; trade; costs and benefits; maquiladoraTrygestad's PopulationCanada, population distribution, population density, population growth, immigration, migration, culture mosaicTrygestad The People of AustraliaAustralia, population distribution, population density, culture, Aborigines, immigration, push-pull factorsTrygestad Land Down Under: The Effect of Environment on Settlement and Human ActivityAustralia, settlement, economic activities, adaptation, Aborigines, salinity, literacyTrygestad
Supply and Demand: The Future of World Oilsupply, demand, production, consumption, prediction, Middle East, inquiryFlohaug, K
Importing/Exporting Minnesotatrade, imports, exports, Minnesota, United States, mapsSmieja, D;;
Should Illegal Immigrants be allowed a Chance at the "American Dream"?illegal immigrants, Minnesota, United StatesMiller, T Growth and DensityWorld, United States, Minnesota, population growth, population distribution, population density (arithmetic & physiologic), mapsWicklund, S.
The Somali Migration Mapping LessonAfrica, Minnesota, Somali migration, map analysis, civil war, boundaries, Minnesota, oral interviews, Berlin Conference, maps, inquiryMayberry, K.
Globalization: Outsourcing to BangaloreIndia, globalization, outsourcing, call centersCallahan, P. Unauthorized Immigrant in MinnesotaUnited States, illegal immigrants, Minnesota, push and pull factors, authentic pedagogySchiebel, J.
Aid to African CountriesAfrica, foreign aid, Sudan, Darfur, inquiryZierden, B.! Slow down--some of you!World, population growth, crude birth and death rates, natural increase, fertility rateSwanson, K.; Use Over Timeland use models, topographic maps, aerial photos, 3D images, mapsSwanson, K.;;
Exposing Slum Reality Through GIS: Kibera SlumAfrica, slum, GIS, population pyramids, infrastructure, inquiry, mapsNelson, J.
20.8,; Activity MapGIS, Google mapsGunderson, E
World Religions Mapping ActivityGIS, Google maps, religious sitesBuckingham, A., Huss, M.; Google Maps to Apply Urban ModelsGIS, Google maps, urban modelsBenolkin, J.; Thinking: Exploring Google EarthWorld, Google mapsCwodzinski, P., DeHoff, A.;;
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.
Ethnic Conflict in Africa: A Historical InvestigationAfrica, boundaries, ethnic conflicts, historical mapsBlack, E.;;; Paul Then and NowUnited States, ArcGIS, geospatial technology, site location, inquiry, historical mapsSchwarze, D. TODALSTODALS Cain, J., Johnson, C. Map TODALSTODALS, map elements, sketch mapCain, J., Johnson, C.
29.;; Nation vs. the United States: Land, Laws, and LossesBoundaries, sovereign nation, Cherokee, treaties, land cessions, U.S. historyKeenan's Features Impact Human ActivitiesHuman-environment interaction, regions, CanadaTrygestad;;; are People Located?location, cities, GIS, physical featuresBrodeur; New African Land Grabland grab, food sovereignty, neocolonialism, foreign investment, agricultural lands, AfricaMcMartin