ERIC Number: ED442693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Global Perspectives on Fast-Food History.
Smith, Andrew F.
This social studies curriculum unit teaches students in grades ten through twelve about the history and current impact of the fast food industry. The unit uses a topic familiar to students to foster critical thinking about history, geography, government, and economics. Lessons cover the origins of food, highlighting the Colombian Exchange; the growth of the soft drink industry; and the impact of fast food on various areas of one's life, from nutrition to global politics. Detailed student handouts and activity instructions are provided along with an extensive teacher's guide. (Contains 26 references.) (RJC)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Current Events, Economics, Economics Education, Environmental Education, Franchising, Global Approach, Government (Administrative Body), High Schools, Multicultural Education, Social Studies, United States History, World Geography, World History
The American Forum for Global Education, 120 Wall Street, Suite 2600, New York, NY 10005. For full text: http://www.globaled.org/curriculum/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: American Forum for Global Education, New York, NY.