9, 10, 11, 12

To share knowledge of economic systems and the role of the non-profit sector with other social studies classes studying economics and/or social geography.

Lesson Rating 
PrintOne Fifty-Minute Class Period

The learner will:

  • explain the interrelationship between governments, economic systems and non-profits in various countries.
  • Critique Form (Attachment One)
  • Reference posters created by students
  • Rubric (Attachment Two)
Home Connection 

Students are to bring home the individual charts from which the posters were created and a critique form, and have parents critique their presentation before giving it to the other class. The parent critique should be turned in with class critiques.


  1. Anticipatory Set:

    Ask students to do a free-write on what they have learned from researching and creating their posters.

  2. Students should return to their groups and write the process they went through in creating the poster. (For example: 1. Reviewed the economic and governmental systems… 2. Listed needs of people in different countries…) From the list, groups should decide who will present what information to the class being visited. Note: In case of absences, or other unforeseen circumstances, ALL group members must be able to present all sections. Each group should practice their presentation for themselves and then for the teacher. When each group has had the chance to practice their presentations, they should take turns presenting for their own class.

    • Using Critique Form (see Attachment One), each group should do an informal critique of the presentation, including three strong points and three weak points of the presentation. Groups should then take their presentation to a social studies class in the high school or middle school and give their presentation. The group should be ready to teach what they have learned and be prepared to answer questions on the presentation.

The teacher will fill out the Rubric (see Attachment Two) on the presentation and award credit based on group observation and level of preparation for presenting the poster. Groups will also be scored on the critiques they do for other groups.

Cross Curriculum 

Students will present information to other classes that are studying economic systems and/or social geography. The presenters will explain the reference poster and describe how to use it.

Philanthropy Framework

  1. Strand PHIL.II Philanthropy and Civil Society
    1. Standard PCS 04. Philanthropy and Geography
      1. Benchmark HS.2 Identify and describe how civil society sector organizations help people nationally and internationally.
    2. Standard PCS 07. Skills of Civic Engagement
      1. Benchmark HS.1 Utilize the persuasive power of written or oral communication as an instrument of change in the community, nation or the world.