Sara P. Chavarria
Time - Photocopy article and questions handouts
Handout 1 – the Resource Conflict article – a re-usable
Handout 2 – Questions for each student to fill out.
The purpose of this reading is to help
transition students into the final project by revisiting
Resource once more. By now, the students will have addressed
what resources were (lesson 1), resources in war (lesson
2 – Explain section), and lack of resources for children
(lesson 5). In this section, they will be addressing what
resource issues we are faced with in the 21st century.
Students will be able to read a relevant document addressing current issues
and identify 4 major factors that contribute to resource conflict.
The 20th century since 1945: Promises and Paradoxes
Standard 2: The search for community, stability, and peace
in an interdependent world
Standards in Historical Thinking
5E – Formulate a position or course of action on
students read the following article.
2. When finished reading, group students into pairs.
3. Give each student a copy of the following questions
and have them discuss and answer them with their partner.
4. Review questions 1 – 5 with the class to make
sure everyone has enough information.
5. Have students share answers to question 6 to generate
6. Tell students that when conducting their research
they should keep in mind the 4 major factors that underlie
the increase over resource conflict in the 21st Century:
2. unsustainable consumption
3. population growth
4. economic warfare in poor and developing countries
7. It is these four major factors that should help direct
what their Country Displays communicate effectively and