Lesson Plan

Our Connected World - Social Studies 6-7

Students will create a visual representation of global interconnection, which will set them up for a discussion on equity and trade. The success of the first seven Millennium Development Goals is dependent on a concrete commitment to uphold this eighth MDG, which calls for global partnerships to support development. The existing global partnerships benefit rich countries, especially when it comes to the issue of trade. Many countries are still struggling to pay only the interest on loans they acquired decades ago, making actual repayment of the principal impossible.

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