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Creative Change Educational Solutions offers a high school curriculum about remediation of abandoned or contaminated urban sites.

Economics of Global Climate Change is an updated teaching module from the Global Development and Environment institute.

Teachable Moment has new document-based activities on economic anxiety, military spending, immigration, single payer health insurance and climate change.

 

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Growth and development

 

 

 

 

"Is NAFTA Working For Mexico?" (2006), "Have Faith in Free Trade—The Greatest Story Over Sold"  (2001) , "Mexico-United States: The Environmental Costs of Trade-led Growth" and "The WTO’s Development Crumbs" (2006), all pdf files available from Global Development and Environment Institute, present evidence against the theory that free trade is of great advantage to developing countries.

In the lesson plan “Oil and the Bell-shaped Curve” from Educators for Social Responsibility students critically analyze US energy policy.

The Public Broadcasting System offers a high school lesson plan, "Global Women and Poverty," based on video profiles of women in Thailand and Senegal, that includes class activities and references to related resources.

Kids Can Make A Difference is an educational program that “focuses on the root causes of hunger and poverty, the people most affected, solutions, and how students can help.”  The web site offers a newsletter and a teacher’s guide, Finding Solutions to Hunger: Kids Can Make A Difference.