Economic Systems Teacher Resources

Find Economic Systems lesson plans and worksheets
Showing 1 - 24 of 411 resources
Lesson Planet

Identifying Economic Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young historians practice identifying evidence to categorize a particular country's economic system as either a mixed, centrally planned, traditional, or free economic system in this two-part lesson.
Lesson Planet

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. 
Lesson Planet

Economic Systems

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Here you'll find a simple graphic organizer for comparing traditional, market, command, and mixed economies. The worksheet asks learners to note a description for each economic system, including who decides what to produce and how to...
10:17
Lesson Planet

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,...
Lesson Planet

Comparing Economic Systems

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
How do people make decisions in a world where wants are unlimited, but resources are not? How do individuals and governments utilize scarce resources (human, natural, and capital) in different economic systems? Introduce your learners to...
Lesson Planet

Practice Test: United States Economic System

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Here is a well-designed, traditional multiple choice exam that includes 27 questions on concepts ranging from economic systems and corporations to supply and demand and competitive markets.
Lesson Planet

Chapter 2 - Section 1 Quiz

For Students 11th - 12th
After taking a look at various economic systems, take an economics quiz. Learners will be challenged as they answer 10 questions regarding market economy, command economy, and economic systems. 
Lesson Planet

ESL: Compare Economic Systems

For Students 8th - 12th
Intermediate English learners read short descriptions of how capitalist and communist systems function and answer the question: "What countries follow this economic system?" Frontload economics vocabulary; some relevant words are...
Lesson Planet

The Bead Game

For Teachers 6th Standards
What better way to learn about different economic systems than to participate in them? An engaging bead game highlights the differences between market, command, and traditional economies. In small groups, 6th graders work through three...
Lesson Planet

Economic Systems

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars research economic systems. In this economy lesson, students prepare and deliver a presentation based on their research of the three major types of economic systems. This lesson includes 6 activities which are designed to...
Lesson Planet

Types of Economic Systems

For Students 9th - 11th
In this Types of Economic Systems activity, students read then answer questions and provide examples of different economic elements in the U.S. economy.
1 In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet

Types of Economic Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th
As an introduction to economics, government classes investigate different types of economic systems (traditional, command, market or capitalist, mixed) to determine answers to basic question about how goods are produced.
Lesson Planet

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 instructional activity that that asks kids to identify terms and concepts.
Lesson Planet

Comparative Systems Worksheet

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Here is an excellent worksheet for analyzing economic systems and comparing those that exist today in such countries as the United States, China, and Cuba. Learners begin by hypothesizing which economic system would provide for greater...
Lesson Planet

A Command Economic System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover the Command Economic System, which is found in countries like the Former Soviet Union, North Korea, and China.  Students identify five characteristics unique to the Command Economy.
Lesson Planet

AN EXAMINATION OF HOW GEOGRAPHICAL SETTLEMENTS LED TO AN ECONOMIC SYSTEM IN THE 13 COLONIES

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate and justify the geographic reasons why the colonists settled in the locations they did, and how this led to their economic system using a map of the original thirteen colonies.
Lesson Planet

What is an economic system?

For Teachers 6th
The class is divided into thirds and each third conducts Internet research on one of the three economic systems. They use an Inspiration template to type in a definition and facts about their assigned economic system. A four-two-one...
Lesson Planet

Practical Money Skills: Consumer Knowledge

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How much do your high schooler really know about personal finance? Guide them around some common mistakes and pitfalls of the economic system with a set of helpful finance lessons.
Lesson Planet

The Origins of the Cold War, 1945-1949

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the early years of the Cold War and the origins of containment. Both supporters as well as critics are probed to examine the differences that emerged in the months following the end of the war in Europe. This unit...
Lesson Planet

Socialist and Market Economies in Tanzania

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
How did Tanzania transition from a socialist to a market economic system? This challenging group research project has scholars examining the change through these structural adjustment policies: trade liberalization, privatization, cost...
Lesson Planet

How Economic Systems Developed

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explain the basic functions of the various economic systems. As a class, they identify the main characteristics of capitalism and the advantages of division of labor and specialization. They describe the relationship...
Lesson Planet

Economic Systems and Activities Notes

For Students 10th - 12th
In this economics worksheet, students complete 3 graphic organizers about economic systems and activities. Students also define 5 economics terms.
10:04
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

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. 

Browse by Subject


Economic Systems