Foreign policy and Brexit

Foreign policy and Brexit

A few resources that describe the impact of Brexit on the UK, test the knowledge of students on the 2017 elections and provide a basic framework for the understanding of foreign policy.
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How to write a short research paper?

How to write a short research paper?

I have found that it is very helpful to provide students with a very general overview of what is expected of them when writing a short research paper. This is primarily meant for students aged 16 and above, but can also be used for higher education or whole-life learning. The presentation provides a detailed idea of how to prepare an abstract and advises on what structure and methodology a student could use to write their paper. The structure of the paper proposed primarily conforms to the APA guidelines. The lesson includes three activities that are designed to help the student understand best practices in formulating their key hypothesis, performing a literature review and performing simple data analysis. The presentation generally goes through the following topics: 1. Deciding upon a topic; 2. Writing your thesis; 3. Performing a literature review; 4. Finding data that supports your hypothesis; 5. Tips on writing a theoretical discussion; 6. Data analysis; 7. Understanding the impact of the results.
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US Containment Policy - detailed background, causes and overview

US Containment Policy - detailed background, causes and overview

This is a Power Point presentation for students aged 14+ containing 24 slides, two class activities that can easily be used for at least 2 lessons. It allows students to not only understand the term of Containment but also evaluate the differences between Strong-point and Total Containment, as well as formulate their own opinion on the topic. The presentation is designed to help the student understand the background of the Containment policy. It also helps the student understand the causes of the divide in Europe and how the strong nationalist sentiment in Italy and Germany have birth to extremist political options. The learning outcomes are: Identifying why World War II started and how nationalist movements gained power in Germany and Italy; Understanding how ‘’Appeasement’’ impacted pre-WW2 Europe; Evaluating the relevance of the lack of trust between the West and the Soviet Union in developing their future relationship; Analysing the causes of the start of the Cold War; Understanding the relevance of George Kennan’s ‘’Long Telegram’’; Understanding the difference between the terms Strong-point Containment and Total Containment.
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Understanding Key Aspects of Sustainable Development

Understanding Key Aspects of Sustainable Development

This bundle includes three resources that help a student grasp the concept of sustainable development. The key resources are understanding the impact of human and natural capital on economic growth and understanding how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have impacted society today. This bundle can be used for several lessons and there is a lot of information provided to help students understand both the basic terms (Intro to Global Economics), as well as the political aspects of the debate concerning sustainable development.
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Understanding the Importance of Human and Natural Capital

Understanding the Importance of Human and Natural Capital

A 20-slide presentation that introduces students to the concept of human and natural capital. This presentation includes an activity that is designed to help students understand the concept of the ''Natural resource curse'', as well as finding ways on how a country could avoid this phenomenon. The presentation encourages critical thinking and provides practical examples of human capital on both the level of microeconomics, as well as macroeconomics. This one-hour-long lesson is primarily made for highly advanced 17-18 year students or for higher-level education. The key learning outcomes are: Identifying the forms of capital; Understanding the relevance of human capital to economic growth; Identifying key ideas in regards to human capital theory; Understanding the impact of the ‘’Natural resource curse’’; Analyzing the way human and natural capital can be measured.
filip_kokotovic
How to write a short research paper?

How to write a short research paper?

I have found that it is very helpful to provide students with a very general overview of what is expected of them when writing a short research paper. This is primarily meant for students aged 16 and above, but can also be used for higher education or whole-life learning. The presentation provides a detailed idea of how to prepare an abstract and advises on what structure and methodology a student could use to write their paper. The structure of the paper proposed primarily conforms to the APA guidelines. The lesson includes three activities that are designed to help the student understand best practices in formulating their key hypothesis, performing a literature review and performing simple data analysis. The presentation generally goes through the following topics: 1. Deciding upon a topic; 2. Writing your thesis; 3. Performing a literature review; 4. Finding data that supports your hypothesis; 5. Tips on writing a theoretical discussion; 6. Data analysis; 7. Understanding the impact of the results.
filip_kokotovic
Foreign policy and Brexit

Foreign policy and Brexit

A few resources that describe the impact of Brexit on the UK, test the knowledge of students on the 2017 elections and provide a basic framework for the understanding of foreign policy.
filip_kokotovic
Introduction to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Introduction to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

This presentation provides a short introduction to the United Nations Agenda 2030 - the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The presentation allows the student to critically assess the difference between the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) and the SDGs. It also helps explain the role of the United Nations as a key facilitator of environmental diplomacy. This lesson that is meant for a standard 45 minute class can be used for any geography or global politics course for ages 14 and above. The learning outcomes are: Understanding the role of the United Nations in the global environment; Evaluating the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); Identifying several areas where the MDGs failed to achieve relevant change; Identify the role of the United Nations in climate diplomacy; Understanding how the MDGs differ from the SDGs.
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Theory behind US Foreign Policy

Theory behind US Foreign Policy

This lesson is meant to help students understand the key theoretic concepts needed to understand US foreign policy. An activity is included to encourage students to critically evaluate the impact events in the realm of domestic politics have on foreign policy. The goal of this lesson is to go through the sometimes not engaging theoretic concepts that are required to understand foreign policy and this lesson can be used for students 16+, or highly motivated students in the 14-16 group. The lesson can easily be used for 45 minutes- 1 hour, depending on how long you want the activity to last. The expected learning outcomes are: Defining foreign policy; Identifying several theories that analyze foreign policy; Understanding the relationship between domestic and foreign policy; Understanding the term ''motivation gap''; Identifying key actors in creating American foreign policy; Identifying types of foreign policy goals.
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2017 UK General Elections

2017 UK General Elections

An 11-question quiz that can be used in any class aged 12+ as an ice breaker and to discuss the impact of the 2017 UK General Election on politics in the United Kingdom. Several questions can be used to foster long discussions on electoral trends in the UK.
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Introduction to Global Economics and Socio-economic indicators

Introduction to Global Economics and Socio-economic indicators

As much as it is possible, this presentation attempts to provide students with an engaging and interesting view of basic economic concepts. It also provides clear definitions and examples of key macroeconomic variables. It can work as a 45-minute-long lesson in any class of 14+ that requires the understanding of key economic variables (global politics, economics, history).
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Brexit - Examining the Economic and Political Aspects

Brexit - Examining the Economic and Political Aspects

This is a detailed examination on all of the facts pertinent to the Brexit debate. The goal of this presentation is not only to educate students on the impact of Brexit, but also provide fun and meaningful details that will help them in their future studies. It contains: * a short intro to the EU; * a short history of the British relationship with the EU; * an analysis of the impact of Brexit on the UK economy and on global stock and equity indexes; * an analysis of the (domestic and foreign) political implications of Brexit; * an activity that discusses direct democracy on the example of Brexit; * an activity that discusses the priorities of the UK based on Theresa May's Brexit speech; * guidelines for writing a short essay with details prepared for 3 topics. This presentation can be used with any students age 15 or above. The presentation consists of 20 detailed slides with further guidelines provided in the notes section. With the activities provided, this can easily be used for several lessons, as only one of the activities is expected to last 45 minutes.
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US Containment Policy - detailed background, causes and overview

US Containment Policy - detailed background, causes and overview

This is a Power Point presentation for students aged 14+ containing 24 slides, two class activities that can easily be used for at least 2 lessons. It allows students to not only understand the term of Containment but also evaluate the differences between Strong-point and Total Containment, as well as formulate their own opinion on the topic. The presentation is designed to help the student understand the background of the Containment policy. It also helps the student understand the causes of the divide in Europe and how the strong nationalist sentiment in Italy and Germany have birth to extremist political options. The learning outcomes are: Identifying why World War II started and how nationalist movements gained power in Germany and Italy; Understanding how ‘’Appeasement’’ impacted pre-WW2 Europe; Evaluating the relevance of the lack of trust between the West and the Soviet Union in developing their future relationship; Analysing the causes of the start of the Cold War; Understanding the relevance of George Kennan’s ‘’Long Telegram’’; Understanding the difference between the terms Strong-point Containment and Total Containment.
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French System of Governance - Overview and Key Facts

French System of Governance - Overview and Key Facts

This is a learning package that includes a power point presentation, an activity and a 5-question quiz. It can easily be used for two full lessons. The presentation and activity are devised in such a way that the student learns the basic facts about the French system of governance and also evaluates the role of key actors. This lesson is excellent for a French class, Global Politics or any class related to Political Science. It is suitable for students aged 13 above. The learning outcomes are: Identifying the three branches of the French government; Understanding the concept of the separation of powers; Understanding how the electoral process functions; Evaluating the role of the President within the French system of government; Identifying the key political parties in France.
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WW II - Quiz of Key Events

WW II - Quiz of Key Events

A quiz of key events that occurred during WW II. This quiz is made in the form of a Power Point presentation with 10 questions. The questions are on a different scale on Bloom's taxonomy, with most of them being on the level of identification and understanding, but a few higher level questions are also present. This quiz is appropriate for students 14+ and can be used during a revision class or as an assessment tool.
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Quiz on key events in 2017

Quiz on key events in 2017

A short 14-question quiz on key events in 2017 that can be used in any class related to politics for students aged 14 or above. It works perfectly as an ice breaker or as a short introductory activity.
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Understanding the European Union (EU)

Understanding the European Union (EU)

A short PowerPoint presentation that can be used for one lesson and is mainly useful for providing a background on the European Union. It can help provide students an overview of why the EU was created and it explains the treaties that are significant for the functioning of the EU. It also includes a few engaging activities that will help students understand the content of the presentation. This presentation works great along with a presentation I made on Brexit, that can be found on the following link: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/brexit-examining-the-economic-and-political-aspects-11686242. The presentation addresses the following learning outcomes: Identify the formal structure of the EU; Recall several treaties relevant to the formation of the EU; Understand relevant trends to the further evolution of the EU; Identify key areas of cooperation for EU member-states; Identify key concerns in the further development of the EU.
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