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Crash Course: Economics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Nudge Theory, Game Theory, and Oligopoly? A 35-part video Crash Course goes beyond supply and demand and provides young economists with everything they need to know about economics. Based on the 2015 AP Economics guidelines, the...
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Middle School World History

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A 22-lesson Middle School World History unit uses a unique problem-solving approach to teach tweens economic history. After reading articles that provide background information, pupils engage in activities and simulations that require...
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It's Your Paycheck! Curriculum Unit

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The nine lessons in the “It's Your Paycheck! Curriculum Unit” are designed for use in high school personal finance classes. Pupils learn about investing, FICA and federal income taxes, checking and savings accounts, budgeting, levels of...
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Katrina's Classroom: Teaching Money Skills for Life

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Imagine a hurricane teaching high schoolers about financial preparedness! The four lessons in this collection are based on the personal stories in Katrina’s Classroom: Financial Lessons from a Hurricane video. Topics include goal...
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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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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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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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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 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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Practice Test of Economics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewFrom 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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Sample Test: Economics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewFrom 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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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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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 activity. A brief text explains international trade, then lists the top 11 leaders in global trade, along with...
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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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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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Economics Worksheet Economic Systems and Circular Flow

For Students 7th - 12th
Agribusiness, human capital, productivity. Find out what your class members know about economic systems and terminology with this two-page economics worksheet that that asks kids to identify terms and concepts.
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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 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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Capital for Cookies

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders find the meaning for capital, land, labor and enterprise and relate them to economics of a place. In this economics lesson, 4th graders form a company to make an agricultural product and look for the resources they will...
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Basic Economics Lesson 3 - Prices and Production

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Economics can be hard to explain and not very interesting for learners. This video does a good job of explaining economic theory with clear examples, but it doesn't captivate its viewers. Production, price, and economic options are...
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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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Chapter 39: The Economics of Developing Countries

For Teachers 10th - 12th
The disparity between the standards of living in industrialized countries versus developing countries has gotten wider - and this presentation can help your class learn why. With a multitude of key definitions and facts, these slides go...
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Chapter 17: Economic Growth and the New Economy

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Is economic growth necessary to remain a relevant world power? These slides discuss the definition and implications of growth economics, complete with global comparisons and ways to account for growth. Graphs and charts are easy to read...

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