Students will design an infographic Pin for Pinterest explaining trade, trade surplus and trade deficit. Trade deficits are a current political issue in the US.
The goal of this product:
To provide teachers with a simple, easy to implement resource requiring minimal materials, that engages, excites and challenges students while acquiring the skills for success in a fast changing world.
Why a design challenge?
Design challenges ask students to design a solution to a problem. Sometimes the problem is given and sometimes students have to identify the problem first before they design possible solutions. Design challenges naturally teach students how to create, ask questions, iterate, problem solve, adapt, collaborate, use a world view, and build resilience and grit. These are all skills that will be in high demand in the fast changing world students will be graduating into.
Picture your students engaged and excited while applying curriculum to a real world problem.
Print off the Design Challenge booklet and staple together to give to students. Students follow the challenge to learn about "Causes of significant current political events and issues" while designing a prototype to solve a real world problem.
AERO Common Core Plus Social Studies Curriculum Framework
Grade 6/7 - 1.8.c Explain the causes of significant historical and current political events and issues.