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When Capitalism is Great and Not-so-great

For Students 8th - 12th
Comparing and contrasting Capitalism and Socialism, this lecture outlines many nuances between the two economic systems, including the ideas of meritocracy and "fairness." A discussion about the effects of either system gone "unchecked"...
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What Are the ‘Ingredients’ for Economic Growth?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Delve into the concept of economic growth with your class members, including why economic growth is important, what causes it, and how can countries encourage it.
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Investing in Yourself: An Economic Approach to Education Decisions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between physical capital and human capital, and in which should you invest? While considering the concept of return on investment, take a look at the payoffs and consequences of investing in training and education.
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Sample Test: Economics

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
From scarcity and marginal benefits and costs to economic systems and GDP, this 22-question multiple choice test covers some of the most fundamental concepts of economics.
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Practice Test of Economics

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
From scarcity and supply and demand to entrepreneurship and the stock market, here you'll find a multiple-choice assessment that includes 34 questions covering all the major concepts of a traditional economics course. 
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The Economics of Dallas Buyers Club

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
How do entrepreneurship and crony capitalism intersect with federal regulation and the Food and Drug Administration in Dallas Buyers Club? This is a fascinating video that covers a wealth of economic concepts while referencing the recent...
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An Introduction to Karl Marx's Capital

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Explore the factors that make capitalism work with a short analysis of Karl Marx's Capital. An animated video explains the relationship between labor and capital, and uses a real-world example to illustrate the ways laborers can...
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Factors of Production and Economic Decision-Making

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Class members begin this engaging economics activity by listing all the resources used in the production of a car, and use that example to draw parallels to the four primary factors of production: capital goods, labor, natural resources,...
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Arts and Economics Infographic Questionnaire

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do careers in the arts contribute to America's gross domestic product? Use an informative infographic that details the economic details of careers in the core arts, including design services, performing arts, and arts education, to...
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Foreign Economics

For Students 7th - 10th
Why do so many countries export cars? Economists examine this and other foreign economics principles through this introductory worksheet. A brief text explains international trade, then lists the top 11 leaders in global trade, along...
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Reforming the Industrial World: The Industrial Revolution leads to economic, social, and political reforms.

For Teachers 10th - 12th
The Industrial Revolution brought many changes to American and European economy and politics. Cover the causes and effects of social reforms after the rise of Industrialization. Topics include laissez-faire, economics, socialism,...
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Economic Systems and Macroeconomics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What works better: a planned economy or a market economy? Join the global debate with a Crash Course video about macroeconomics and the differences between economic systems. With quotes from Adam Smith and Karl Marx guiding instruction,...
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Economic Growth

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
How can you use aggregate demand and supply to illustrate economic growth? Savvy economics instructor Mr. Clifford illustrates how interest rates affect aggregate demand and supply in the long and short run, and how long run aggregate...
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Economic Schools of Thought

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and John Maynard Keynes held different beliefs about economic systems that evolved from their predecessors, and then shaped by their countries' economic situations. A video from Crash Course Economics explains the...
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20th Century Capitalism and Regulation in the United States

For Students 8th - 12th
The speaker in this lecture takes the viewer on a journey through the world of modern finance, from the era of Rockefeller and Vanderbilt to the 2008 financial crisis. Exploring the presence of the American government in the economy,...
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Sort it Out-Natural, Capital, and Human Resources

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Your class can view a slide show including photographs of various human, natural, and capital resources found in the United States. They work in groups to sort pictures into 3 categories, and then complete a related Venn diagram.
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An Introduction to Modern Economics

For Students 10th - 12th
Practice reading comprehension with this informational economics worksheet. Learners read a 2-page explanation of the beginnings of modern economics and how it plays a role in society. This reading discusses natural, human and capital...
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Economics Quiz: Chapter 13 Section 1

For Students 11th - 12th
Economic business cycles and predictable market change can be tracked using statistical data. Try a 10 question quiz to test your class on economic indicators, business cycles, and the GDP.
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Capitalism and Socialism

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Capitalism, socialism, communism ... these may seem like a whole bunch of isms to your scholars. High schoolers won't  confuse them after completing an informative resource. Your class masters how to use primary sources to critically...
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The Economics of Income: If You’re So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If basketball players make more than teachers, why shouldn't learners all aspire to play in the NBA? Unraveling the cost and benefits of education and future economic success can be tricky. Economic data, real-life cases, and some...
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Comparison of Economic Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here is a worksheet in which learners identify and compare economic systems (market, command, mixed, etc.) with 18 fill-in-the-blank questions and a graphic organizer. 
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An Introduction to Thomas Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century

For Students 9th - 12th
Does the structure of capitalism eliminate inequality or reinforce it? That is the essential question of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century. Introduce young economists to Piketty's "Central Contradiction of Capitalism" with a...
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Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
How tall is the Empire State Building? Lead your class through a collaborative estimation activity to determine the number of quarters it would take to reach the top and teach the following concepts: human capital, human resources,...
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Ben Franklin: Highlighting the Printer

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
By studying Benjamin Franklin's work as a printer, your class will have a fantastic opportunity to learn about the economic concepts of entrepreneurship, human capital, and investment. 

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