Incorporating Geography and
Economics in Your Government Lessons
I saw an article on in the Washington Post this week providing a set of cartograms highlighting the spending by the U.S. on foreign assistance. I love incorporating cartograms periodically with my students; it's a great geography skill to review or teach, and it really allows them to visualize quantitative information in a different way. This article also allows you to incorporate some discussion of macroeconomics principles. There's definitely plenty of material for group discussions and debates.