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Lesson Plans That Meet Georgia Performance Standards for Social Studies

Welcome to the Carter Center Teacher Resource Center! The Center's work offers a valuable learning opportunity for your students. Our efforts to wage peace, fight disease, and build hope around the world illustrate relevant principles of American Government and Civics, International Economics, United States and World History, and Geography.

Lessons found here align with and support the Georgia Performance Standards for Social Studies. Each lesson incorporates material from current Carter Center programs, which are described in depth on this website. Performance standards listed on each lesson are suggested; additional standards may apply. Also, lessons may be easily adapted for use with curricula in other states and countries.

For educational resources relating to President Carter's boyhood and hometown, visit www.jimmycarter.info. For educational resources related to the Carter Presidency, visit "The President's Travels."

 

Middle School Lessons

 

Grade 6: Government/Civics
Democracy in Latin America


Grade 6: Economics
Eliminating River Blindness


Grade 7: Government, Economics
Fighting Disease


Grade 7: African History
Hunger in Africa


Grades 6-8: Contemporary World History; Government/Civics
"Tree of Peace": Critical Thinking and Resolving Global Conflicts


Grades 6-8: Contemporary World History; Government/Civics
Language, Communication, and Successful Conflict Resolution


Grades 6-8: African History; Government/Civics
Strengthening Democracy in Africa


Grades 6-8: Contemporary World History; Government/Civics
Observing International Elections


Grades 6-8: Government/Civics
Comparative Government - China's Village Elections

 


High School Lessons


Grades 9-12: Contemporary World History; Government/Civics
Turf & Power: An Activity About Global Conflict


Grades 9-12: Contemporary World History; Government/Civics
Understanding Causes of Global Conflict: Peer Interviews


Grades 9-12: Contemporary World History; Government/Civics
"Tree of Peace": Critical Thinking and Resolving Global Conflicts


Grades 9-12: Contemporary World History; Government/Civics; U.S. History
Walls to Peace: Deconstructing Divisions Among Peoples and Cultures


Grades 9-12: Government/Civics, U.S. History
Who's Got Rights? An Introduction to human rights and defenders


Grades 9-12: Government/Civics
Meet Four Human Rights Defenders


Grades 9-12: Government/Civics
Human Rights Defenders Scavenger Hunt (computer lab activity)


Grades 9-12: World Geography
Democracy in Latin America


Grades 9-12: Government/Civics, International Economics, U.S. History, World History
Bridging the Gap Between the U.S. and Cuba


Grades 9-12: World Geography, World History, Economics
The Carter Center in Sub-Saharan Africa


Grades 9-12: World Geography
Strengthening Democracy in Africa


Grades 9-12: Contemporary World History; Government/Civics
Observing International Elections


Grades 9-12: Government/Civics
Comparative Government - China's Village Elections