From Around the Corner to Around the World: Coca-Cola

Lesson Plan Content
In this lesson, students will examine the spread of one product (Coca-Cola) as aided by advances in transportation and communications. Students will mark on their maps their estimates of the spread of a product and then mark their maps again after receiving and discussing information. They will also create a timeline of Coke's history. Students will culminate the lesson by writing a summary paragraph.
Kathy Tyler Stelten
Grade Range: 
1-2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
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Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
11: The patterns and networks of economic interdependence
17: How to apply geography to interpret the past
18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future