Google Drive is a fantastic tool. It has broad utility in education, sure, but also in the workplace and at home. This is what makes it so great. Google Drive is not a platform made for education that students will use, graduate high school, and then never use again. Google Drive is relevant beyond the world of education. Students can use it for college and their careers. I sure did. If we are truly going to get students “College and Career Ready”, using computers and Google Drive is a fantastic and enjoyable way to do it.
Graphing is traditionally not done much in the history classroom, but literacy in the subject is essential. This lesson also teaches the concept of Gross Domestic Product. This concept is useful for reading about the economic climate today and for an Economics class.
This lesson covers standards RH 11-12.2, 11-12.7, 11-12.9, and 11-12.10.
NOTE: Students must have Google accounts for this lesson to work. If they do not, they are quite easy to make. Have students make Google accounts before attempting to graph. This should only take 15 minutes.