Economic Systems Teacher Resources

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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.
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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 instructional activity.
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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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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...
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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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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...
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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.
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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. 
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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...
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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...
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Economic Systems

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners 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 further...
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Types of Economic Systems

For Students 9th - 11th
In this Types of Economic Systems learning exercise, students read then answer questions and provide examples of different economic elements in the U.S. economy.
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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.
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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 learning exercise that that asks kids to identify terms and concepts.
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Comparative Systems Worksheet

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Here is an excellent instructional activity 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...
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A Command Economic System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers 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.
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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How Economic Systems Developed

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers 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...
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Economic Systems and Activities Notes

For Students 10th - 12th
In this economics learning exercise, students complete 3 graphic organizers about economic systems and activities. Students also define 5 economics terms.
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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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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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Sample Test: The US Economy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Here is a 20-question multiple-choice test on the United States economy, covering such topics as CPI, the business cycle, real GDP, and industrialization. 
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Political and Economic Systems

For Students 6th - 8th
In this politics and economics social studies instructional activity, students utilize their textbook to complete an outline with 10 details pertaining to political and economic systems.
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Chapter 2 - Section 2 Quiz

For Students 12th
There are a lot of factors tied up in the US economic system. Quiz the class on how well they understand the US's economic goals, systems, and infrastructure. There are ten questions to answer.
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Economic Systems of the Incas and Aztecs

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Inca and Aztecs created vast economic empires in South America, but how did economics play a role? A simulation activity and reading help scholars evaluate the kinds of markets these great civilizations created. They then consider...
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The Economic System of Medieval Europe

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How are economics and politics intertwined? Societies in the Medieval period used feudalism for both economic and military reasons. The arrangement provided safety and met other needs. Using the included simulation, individuals...
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ECONOMIC SYSTEMS

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students list and explain the three types of economic systems as well as the three economic questions that every economic society must answer at one time or another. In addition, they identify the five features of our market economy.
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The Future of China's Economic System

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore China's economic system and the future of the system. They define economic terms, research websites to find examples of how China is developing into a mixed economy system and how it competes with the U.S. for...
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An Intersection Of Economic Systems - Euro Versus Dollar

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the concepts related to the economic system of the European Union by looking at the currency of the Euro in comparison to the American dollar. They compare and contrast the Federal Reserve, International Monetary...
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Look! You're Wearing Geography

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore economic systems. In this economics lesson, 6th graders discover global markets. Students work in small groups to identify where their clothing and materials originated. Students locate countries on a map and...
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Our Economic System

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars examine the American economic system. In this economics lesson, students research the organization of American business and determine how business decisions are made.
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Poster: Natural, Capital and Human Resources

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders compare and contrast different resources in an economic system. In this economics lesson, 3rd graders discover how different resources (natural, human, and capital) are used to produce goods and services. Students use the...
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Finance and Responsible Lending

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students learn the characteristics of economic systems through problem solving, communication and representation. In this financial lending lesson, students use math to solve problems dealing with the economy today, to work with their...
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ECONOMIC SYSTEM

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify two American industrialists within the United States during the second half of the 19th century. They use specific examples, compare and contrast how these two industrialists were successful in their market. Students...
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Arkansas- Economic System

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students investigate how the six natural regions of Arkansas work together to form the economic system of the state. They read a paragraph and articles about the state and complete an activity that demonstrates interdependence. They...
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Economic Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine and identify the different economic systems throughout the world. In groups, they develop their own economy basd on their own values and principles. They are given a problem scenerio to solve with the components of...
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Elements of an Economic System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers review the elements of an economic system. Using a circular flow model, they explain the flow of money, products and factors of production. They identify transactions that would occur in the product and factor markets.
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How Has the Constitution Shaped the Economic System in the United States?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the characteristics of market economies. In this United States economics lesson, students analyze the Constitution to understand how it contributes to the market economy established in the United States. Students also...
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Once Upon a Dime

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The story of "Once Upon a Dime" starts like any other fairy tale, but it quickly becomes a story about the value of money and the economic system commonly used before it. Presented as a cartoon, the resource consists of dialogue between...
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Nevada: The State of Sin?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Here is the big question: "Why does Nevada base much of its economy on illicit behaviors?" To uncover the answer, the class reads two articles and discusses how the state of Nevada has used its Tenth Amendment rights to build their...
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Comparing American Indian and European Economic Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore Native American culture by examining their economy.  In this financial history instructional activity, students define the European economies as capitalist while finding the opposite for Native Americans.  Students...
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Government Lesson Plan 16

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify different economic systems, compare economic systems by determining how the three basic economic questions are answered in each, and explain concept of mixed economies.
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Focused Learning Lesson: Economics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare and contrast all of the world's major economic systems. They are also to catergorize the economic systems in terms of ownership and distribution.
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Country Economic Organization

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders research the economic systems and organization of another country. They prepare a PowerPoint presentation for the class showcasing their findings.
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Focused Learning Lesson: World Geography

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils examine the distribution of economic systems of the world. They learn the difference between developing and developed countries.
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Economics: Goods and Services

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners examine the production of goods and services and the development of economic systems. After discovering how scarcity drives production, they identify people in their communities who produce goods and services. Next, students...
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Financial Plans

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students create an economic system based on responsibility and caring. In this economics and character lesson, students receive Character Currency and practice using the money for a good cause. Students brainstorm charities they would...
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Mr. Yamada’s Tips for Success on Current Events Commentary: Macroeconomics

For Students 11th - 12th
In this economic systems worksheet, students read and follow the provided 5 tips to locate, analyze, and discuss macroeconomics current event issues. 
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Economic Geography

For Students 9th - 12th
Investigate economic geography through this text-companion worksheet. Learners read about and compare economic systems, examine the role of natural resources and infrastructure, and are introduced to GDP and GNP statistics. They take...
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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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Market Economy: Crash Course Government and Politics #46

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In a true market economy, the government has no role—or does it? Scholars investigate the role United States government and politics play in the economic system of the nation. The 46th video in a 50-part series introduces the concept of...
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Unit 7 Chapter 16-17 Test Review: Global Economy

For Students 11th - 12th
International trade and the world economics are great topics in any economics class. Provide a study guide that will ensure your kids are on track when preparing for the next exam on the global economy. There are 34 questions related to...
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Circular Flows

For Teachers 9th - 12th
To study circular flow, learners use the plans to trace through a series of interconnected economic and financial flows to explain the workings of the American economy. They use the model developed to comprehend the effects of Federal...
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The world As a Global Community

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders role-play as manufacturers of various shapes which they then take to the bank for deposit. They discover how trade can benefit or prevent economic development in different countries and they discuss how the global...
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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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Economics Quiz: III

For Students 11th - 12th
Were your kids listening in class? Find out with a pop quiz! They'll have to get busy to answer each of the 10 question on US economics, capitalism, consumerism, and private enterprise.
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How the Federal Reserve Works, Part 5

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How can we ensure economic growth in the United States? We need to reevaluate the economic system we're currently working with. So what is the alternative? Some key speakers share their opinions on the issue here, in the conclusion of...
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The Stock Market: Risks & Rewards

For Teachers 9th - 10th
In order to better understand the US economy, learners read and interpret stock market price reports. They define profits and explain the role of profits in the American economic system for both firms and individual investors. Several...
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Reaganomics: A fix to the unemployment and inflation of the time

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
The 1980's was an interesting time for the American economic system. This presentation relates the lead to and the effects of Reaganomics, Trickle down economy, and Clintonomics. Embedded links, works cited, and images are included. A...
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Take Note of Our Economic Terms!

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students develop definitions for words related to economics through teacher directed deductive reasoning. Students write definitions on the computer in order to improve the use of technology skills.
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The Story of the Federal Reserve System

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Prevent the Federal Reserve System from becoming a dry topic for your middle and high schoolers by using an informative, engaging resource! The cartoon takes your class on a journey with aliens from the planet of Novus to observe the...
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Macroeconomics 15 Minute Review

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Don't underestimate the amount of content you can review in under 15 minutes! Watch as this familiar and savvy economics instructor provides an overview of all macroeconomics, from scarcity and the production possibilities curve to trade...
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The Story of the Federal Reserve: Middle School Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
After reading the charming cartoon about the United States Federal Reserve, pupils often need to complete activities to retain their learning. The resource does a wonderful job of using class discussion and various written exercises to...
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The Economics of Ghostbusters

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How do the men of Ghostbusters represent entrepreneurship, the market economy, and government oversight? This video provides unique insight into the risks of startup companies, as well as the foundational features of a market economy,...
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Tale of the Tape: Predicting Long-Term Economic Growth on the Korean Peninsula

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the Korean economy. In this economics lesson, students compare and contrast the command and market economies of North Korea and South Korea as they examine data.
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Bead Game Simulation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students have the opportunity to participate in the three basic economic systems, (market, command, and tradition).
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The Business of Agriculture

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners explore the importance of agribusiness in the US economy. They play one game where they sort and discuss the importance of agricultural commodities. They also play the game Pit to better understand how agricultural products are...
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Green Eggs and ...Economics?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars use four different children's books by Dr. Seuss to analyze microeconomic concepts. Group presentations and research help them better understand simple economic concepts through simple stories.
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An Intro to Keynes’s The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How quickly can an economy recover from a shock? John Maynard Keynes challenges the classical economist view of a self-correcting economy with his 1936 work, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. A short view features the...
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An Introduction to James Ferguson’s The Anti-Politics Machine

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Economic development and politics are intricately connected. As part of a larger series about the world's greatest ideas, an engaging video takes this into consideration when exploring James Ferguson's The Anti-Politics Machine. The...
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Fight of the Century: Keynes vs. Hayek Round Two

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
In a witty and entertaining video, world-renowned economists John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek come to life and debate impact of government spending on the economy through the medium of a rap song and metaphor of a boxing match.
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New Sense, Inc. vs. Fish 'Till U Drop or Coase Vs. Pigou

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Who is responsible for protecting the environment, and who should pay when it is damaged? The role of government and private industry is complicated. A role-play simulation prompts individuals to decide how to protect a fictitious town...
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The Pilgrims: The Beaver Trade and Colonial New England

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Strange but true. The demand for beaver hats saved the Pilgrims. Find out how with a resource that includes a background essay about the First Thanksgiving and a video about the Pilgrim business model.
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2014 AP® Human Geography Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How is the sale and marketing of coffee indicative of globalism? Learners clarify complicated dynamics using practice prompts from the College Board Exam. Other practice topics include colonialism in Africa and economic growth theories. 
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Writing Exercises: Collapse of Communism in Europe, #2

For Students 9th - 12th
A lot happened after communism fell in the Soviet Union. Your pupils answer three prompts about this time period that require them to compose a short-essay responses for each. They describe Russia's move toward communism, the impact of...
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Banks and Credit Unions (Part 1)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine you have money you want to save ... where do you put it?  Pupils investigate the similarities and differences of banks and credit unions as they determine where exactly to place their hard-earned money. Through a WebQuest, they...
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Economies

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students discover different economic systems. In this global economy lesson, students research the levels of economic activity, types of economies, maquiladoras and the differences between a free market economy and other systems. This...
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Problems on Market Structure and Business

For Students 9th - 12th
In this economics worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer questions regarding free market economic systems and business.
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Interdependence in Ancient Rome: Trade

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students create a variety of projects to demonstrate their understanding of how societies develop economic systems.
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The Federal Reserve System Explained - Part 2/2

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is the second part of a lesson on the Federal Reserve System. It explains how the reserve system works and what they can do to assist the US economic system and national debt.
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Federal Reserve Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Groups of four high schoolers take a look at the Federal Reserve, and study the impacts associated with the tweaks they make to our economic system. Each group is given a true economic scenario from our nation's past, and must compile a...
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Create Your Own Business!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Create a business and assess the costs of acquiring a business licenses and advertising. The class determines the name, location, business product to be sold and the best method to sell that product. A great way to understand the US...
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Introducing the Classroom Economy

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discuss the definition of economics and study how current and historic societies have had economic systems. They determine necessary classroom jobs and attach ddaily or weekly salaries to those positions. Students are introduced...
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Economics: People as Producers and Consumers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the dual roles of producers and consumers in people by creating fictional stories that include examples of both. Their stories include descriptions of the tools and skills needed for the jobs of their characters and...
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Why We Trade: Exchanging Goods and Services

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students conduct simple bartering and trading activities and consider how product value can be altered by the market.
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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 Lesson 4: Understanding Markets

For Students 7th - 9th
Once your economists understand the basics about buying and selling, introduce them to the 3 types of economies with this reading comprehension worksheet. First, learners read a short selection about how economies are organized....
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Chapter 11 - Section I

For Students 11th - 12th
Mutuals, savings, and US economics systems are on the block today. Learners show what they know about financial assets and systems by answering 10 economics questions. 
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ANDERSONVILLE PRISON: AN ECONOMIC MICROCOSM

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Learners identify the conditions faced by the prisoners of war at Andersonville during the Civil War. They examine how a group of civil war prisoners developed an economic system within their camp.
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Economics Study Guide

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
For this economics worksheet, students answer a variety of fill in and short answer questions, draw a diagram to illustrate the circular flow of economic activity, and write short essays to address prompts.
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Civics and Economics: The Occupation of Japan

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Young scholars compare the American political and economic systems to the Japanese systems. They interpret maps, tables, charts and political cartoons in analyzing the economic and political issues involved.
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How Does Money Laundering Work?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Is that dollar bill in your pocket part of a criminal enterprise? How can you tell? Learn about the fundamentals of money laundering in an informative video that focuses on Al Capone and his famous financial schemes, as well as how...
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An Introduction to Eric Hobsbawm’s The Age Of Revolution

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Discover the ways that the exploited class has influenced our modern lives with a short study of Eric Hobsbawm's The Age of Revolution: 1789 - 1848. High schoolers discuss the Marxist perspective of how the Industrial Revolution and the...
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Gapminder World 2012

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Here is a very interesting infographic that compares the average life expectancies, per capita incomes, and population sizes of every country in the world in 2012.
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Tiananmen Square

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify and explain the Tiananmen Square incident of June 1989. Studentsl compare what it is to be an American Citizen (Democracy) vs. Chinese Citizen (Communism). Students identify and define various vocabulary terms,...
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Totalitarianism Case Study: Stalinist Russia

For Students 9th - 10th
In this case study worksheet, students complete a web detailing the characteristics of Stalinist Russia then define some key terms.
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Andersonville Prison: A Civil War Economic Microcosm

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Young scholars develop the concept of economic systems. In this economic system lesson, students create command and market economic systems.
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The Paper Airplane Challenge: A Market Economy Simulation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students have the opportunity to participate in a simulation that enables them explain the characteristics of a Market Economic System.
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High School Economics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Imagine an entire high school economics curriculum, ready to use, complete with daily plans, activities, and materials. Each lesson includes activities that require class members to use what they are learning to address an economic...
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The Economics of Construction

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students study the economic system of the United States, including its principles, development, and institutions. They find receipts for lumber, agreements for the purchase of a parcel of land, documents calling for the construction of a...
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India and the Caste System in 200 B.C.E.

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Many young people know India had a caste system that prevented social mobility and structured Indian society. The connections between the caste system and economics may not be as clear, however. A reading, chart activity, and PowerPoint...
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Economics Unit I - The Basics

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders access how scarcity requires individuals and institutions to make choices about how to use available resources. They explore the characteristics of different economic systems and institutions. Student are able to describe...
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The History of Russia and the Western Republics

For Students 7th - 9th
In this History of Russia worksheet, students take notes in a chart and a graphic organizer, then draw conclusions about Russian life. There are also questions about a map, which is not included.
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Pros and Cons of Advertising

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders compare and contrast television commercials. They write paragraphs explaining how different company commercials for the same product can confuse consumers.
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Principles of Microeconomics for AP® Courses 2e

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
An informational textbook covers key principles related to microeconomics, such as consumer behavior and using models to understand economic issues. Young scholars also complete self-check questions at the end of each section to check...
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Principles of Macroeconomics for AP® Courses 2e

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
The informational textbook covers topics like supply, demand, price ceilings, and markets for goods and services. Scholars also review vocabulary and test their knowledge of the material with the assessments provided within the resource. 
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The Supply and Demand Game - Carbon Tax and Cap and Trade

For Students 9th - 12th
A lesson plan on supply and demand provides four activities to help high school academics understand economic concepts such as taxes, supply, and demand. Young historians also participate in a group discussion following the activities to...
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The Basic Questions: What, How, and For Whom?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students review the various types of economic systems. As a class, they identify the three basic economic questions: what?, How?, and For Whom?. Using capitalism as an economic system, they discuss how each question is answered.
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Document: advertisements Change Business

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students consider how new technology is incorporated into an economic system. In this economics lesson, students analyze advertising images form the 19th and 20th century to discover the economic connections between advertising,...
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Ist's Yours- It's Mine

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the concept of having an income as part of an economic system. They use the circular flow model to describe monetary policies. Students explain how policies of government influence the redistribution of income and...
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Worthless to Priceless: It's All Relative

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students read an Indian folktale and study capital in economic systems and trade economies. In this capital lesson, students watch a clip from "Jerry Maguire," define capital, and study the worksheet about trade. Students brainstorm...
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Economic Decisions in Other Systems: Comparative Systems

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students identify and describe the charactertics in each economic system. In groups, they discuss how economic decisions are made in each system and use the Internet to research Chad, United States and North Korea's economic systems. ...
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Who, What, Where, When, and Why

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain the concepts of market system, command and mixed economy. They describe the differences between needs and wants. They compare and contrast different government and economic systems.
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Computers and Satellites No Longer Function

For Teachers 9th - 12th
They describe the development over time of the relationship between the national economy and the global economy since World War II. They trace the historical forces of continuity and change in the development of the contemporary global...
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A Study of Command and Market Economies with a Focus on North and South Korea

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate how command and market economies function in North and South Korea. In this economics lesson, students experience a simulation of market and command economies under authoritarian dictatorships.
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Community Foundations and You

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students list and explain the functions of the three sectors of the American economic system. They identify foundations as part of the third sector. They summarize the function and purpose of their local community foundation. They apply...
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Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders describe the changes in King George III's policy toward the American colonies by sequencing key events between the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. They explain the colonial reactions to command decisions...
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Chapter 10: "Currents of Change in the Northeast and the Old Northwest" Chapter 11: "Slavery and the Old South"

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students use the indicated text and the internet to compare and contrast the North and South. They discuss the social and political implications of the two predominant economic systems (slavery and factory). They are introduced to the...
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Children's Literature

For Teachers 6th
Introduce the students to basic economic concepts and types of economic systems and develop the an understanding of how economic choices involve costs and consequences; provide introduction to rural America circa 1920 and compare to our...
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Agricultural and Industrial Policies of the U.S.

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the impact of laws and government policies on the agricultural and industrial economic systems. From a list of topics, they select one area and create timelines of at least ten related government activities. In...
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Economic Geography

For Students 6th - 8th
In this Economic Geography worksheet, learners complete a chart with generalizations about economic systems, activities, and development. They also answer questions about a map (not included).
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What is an econmic system?

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders work on computer internet to research the three types of economic systems and create a mind concept map. They create a song or rap to share with the class which expresses what they have studied.
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It's Symbolic!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use symbols to represent different government and economic systems. They explain how the nonprofit organizations and governments work together to supply needs. They interview a foreign exchange student and complete a chart with...
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Industry in Union County: Oil and Gas Boom in Arkansas

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders describe the economic system in Union County. They analyze the scarcity of the natural resources located in Union county. They design a tourism campaign to attract new business to Union County.
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Home Sweet Home-Far From Home

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Young scholars observe slides of U.S. coastal geography. They study topography and vegetation maps for one region. They gather geographic facts on a guided worksheet. Students pretend to be colonists. They decide what kind of economic...
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The BIG Picture - AP Economics Overview

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Review the circular flow model and connections between the resource and product market with help from a well-versed economics instructor, who explains the concept using illustrations and clear instructional guidance.
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Political Theory - Karl Marx

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Every political theory needs a devil's advocate. Discussing Karl Marx with your classroom creates a healthy debate about the pros and cons of the capitalistic system and government. Last in a series of 13, the video includes primary...
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Comparative Advantage Practice: Output and Input Questions

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Delve into the economic concept of comparative advantage and guide your learners through the process of completing a corresponding input and output chart, using instruction and tips from this resource as a reference.
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Triangular Trade

For Teachers 5th - 7th
This instructional activity has it all, primary source documents, an interactive trade game, clear teacher background information, and sailing to the West Indies chance cards. You will play, trade, and live out the experiences of early...
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The Roaring Twenties

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A slideshow presentation covers the flavor of the Roaring Twenties. The 1920s are categorized into politics, culture, music, policy, and social issues that divided the nation. Each main header contains several subsequent slides full of...
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Supply and Demand Curves - Basic Economic Concepts

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Why does quantity demanded decrease as prices increase? Watch this video to compare the downward sloping curve of the law of demand with the upward sloping curve of supply, as well as to review such concepts as the substitution effect,...
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The Business Cycle and Important Economic Measures

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Help your class understand the natural cycle of growth and decline in an economy, and the importance of GDP, the unemployment rate, and inflation. Your learners will begin with reading, worksheets, and detailed direct instruction on...
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Episode 1: Opportunity Cost

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
The concept of opportunity cost challenges historians to analyze how some choices come at a loss in the opening lesson of a 21-part economic series. Podcasts offer insight into the subject of what a decision costs the consumer....
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School Segregation

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Young historians explore monumental events in the history of school segregation in the United States, such as Brown v. Board of Education and the Little Rock Nine. They conclude with an experiential activity by delivering an argument in...
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China - Where Will They Fit in the World Economy?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Teach scholars why China is so crucial to global economics through an informative resource. Activities include using databases to search for information, watching a video or listening to a podcast, and reading about China's economy as a...
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Unit 2: Development of Feudalism in Western Europe

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
How did feudalism help to establish order in Europe during the Middle Ages after the fall of the Roman Empire? Here you'll find a collection of videos and a student packet of worksheets to supplement your unit on the subject.
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The Election of 1860 & the Road to Disunion

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
From the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law and construction of a transcontinental railroad to the conflicts that arose as a result of the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the Dred Scott decision, this video will take your young historians through...
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World History and Geography: The Mayan Civilization

For Teachers 7th Standards
Do you want to implement technological skills along with social studies concepts but don't know how? Then this plan was made for you! Sixth graders storyboard and present a multimedia presentation to their class while also learning...
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“In Memoriam:” Influential Economists and Their Theories

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here is a great activity that will help your class members review the theories of classic economists regarding markets, competition, and individual initiative. After dividing into groups, learners will plan a eulogy to celebrate the life...
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Episode 3: The Role of Self-Interest and Competition in a Market Economy

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Why do scholars go to school? Is it due to self-interest and wanting more for themselves? Adam Smith's concept of competition spearheads the third lesson of a 21-part economic series from Econ Lowdown. Scholars investigate how...
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Alabama Tenant Farmers and Sharecroppers, 1865 to Present

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
The tenant farming and sharecropping systems that developed in the South after the Civil War, the reasons for their development, and the eventual decline of these systems are the focus of this two-day plan.
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Living History: Local Voices of the Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Your young historians will learn about the civil rights movement of the 1960s and the nature of Jim Crow laws from those in the community who experienced it first-hand.
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Cotton in My Sack

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
As part of a study of saving choices and opportunity costs, class members listen to a reading of Lois Lenski's Cotton in My Sack, and then evaluate the spending choices made by the Hutley family.  
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Banking Explained – Money and Credit

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How exactly do banks work? A short video clip explains the complex banking system in a way all young savers understand. Scholars analyze just how a bank operates and makes money by providing investment opportunities to the community....
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Italian City-States

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Check out this packet of worksheets involving mapping activities, vocabulary logging, reading and comprehending informational texts, etc., which focuses on Italian city-states during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. There are also...
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McCullough v. Maryland

For Teachers 8th Standards
Can a state government tax the federal government? The Supreme Court case McCullough v. Maryland explores different governments in the United States. Scholars research the court's decision with a video and discussion. They formulate...
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Double Shifts in Supply and Demand

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
What happens if demand goes up and supply goes down at the same time? Review double shifts with this video, where an instructor explains and illustrates the economic concept "in 60 seconds or less."
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Supply and Demand

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Here is a quick video in which a dynamic presenter illustrates the concept of shortage and surplus in 60 seconds! 
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African American Voting Rights and the North Carolina Constitution

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
To begin a study of voting rights, class members take a sample literacy test that individuals had to pass to be able to vote. They then engage in a WebQuest, investigating the history of African American voting rights in North Carolina.
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Change in Demand vs Change in Quantity Demanded

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Introduce your young economists to the completely distinct concepts of change in demand versus change in quantity demanded. Like having a personal economics instructor in your own home, Mr. Clifford guides students through this key...
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Once Upon A Time (Saxipak’a): Lesson Plan 1

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
As part of a study of the history of the Chumash on California's Channel Island chain, class members view the documentary Once Upon a Time, respond to discussion questions, and create a timeline for the different waves of migration.
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Writing Exercise: Global Trade II

For Students 7th - 9th
When explorers set out to discover the world, they opened up to a world economy through global trade. Read then use this expository writing worksheet to answer three critical thinking questions. Each questions relates to the rise of...
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Government Price Controls (Floors and Ceilings)

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
How do price ceilings result in shortages in the United States economy? Watch as an instructor uses graphs to illustrate this concept, as well as how price floors result in surpluses; all in less than 60 seconds!
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Shifting Supply and Demand

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
How do supply and demand curves shift based on increasing and decreasing demand/supply? Check out this video to see how one presenter explains the concept in 60 seconds or less. 
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Comparative Advantage: Econ Concepts in 60 Seconds

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Walk your learners step-by-step through the process of creating a comparative advantage chart with a sample problem involving the production of cars and rice on a production possibilities curve.
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Slave Resistance

For Teachers 5th - 11th Standards
Young historians discover how slaves brought to America were active in their resistance to their enslavement, and work to dispel the typical stereotype of slaves as docile and passive peoples through discussion, notes, and a role-playing...
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U.S. Constitution Crossword Puzzles: Advanced #1

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
What do Boston Harbor, the Electoral College, and Chief Powhatan have in common? They all represent vital moments in American history—and they are all clues in a thorough and challenging crossword puzzle about the United States...
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World War II - War Comes to Hawaii

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders use geographic representations to organize, analyze, and present information on people, places, and environments. They use tools and methods of geographers to construct, interpret, and evaluate qualitative and quantitative...
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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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Chapter 14- Section III: Economics

For Students 11th - 12th
Economics after the Great Depression and the effects of the Great Depression on the US economy are covered in 10 questions. Learners answer five multiple choice and five matching questions related to the Federal Reserve System, thrift...
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Understanding the Industrial Revolution

For Students 9th - 11th
This 4-page worksheet on the industrial revolution asks over 40 questions on everything from economics to politics to inventions. It appears that this accompanies a specific reading; however, the corresponding text is not identified. You...
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Economic Reasoning: Why Are We A Nation Of Couch Potatoes?

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students examine the visual aids of this lesson to study the costs and benefits of decisions about diet and exercise. They investigate human choice as it affects behavior and in turns effects economics and consequences.
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The Great Depression

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Try out this reading passage when teaching your class about the 1920s and 1930s. After reading the text, which provides an overview of some major events in these years, learners respond to five related questions.
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How Much Will Movies Cost In The Future?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers use data collection and analysis, statistics, and probability in problem-solving situations and communicate the reasoning used in solving these problems.
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Fundamental Economic Questions and the Industrial Revolution

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders assume the role of an entrepreneur during the Industrial Revolution of the 1700s in Great Britain. They investigate how changing methods of production affected the way that the fundamental economic questions were being...
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McMUN Model United Nations

For Teachers 10th - 12th
If you have been searching for a plan to run a model U.N. simulation, this plan provides some bare bones for your activity. Scholars break into blocs to research and discuss global issues and come up with collaborative solutions. In...
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Great Depression Coffee at the White House

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students use their critical thinking skills to discuss how to aid Americans during the Great Depression. In this Great Depression lesson, students research leaders in American during the time period. Students use their research findings...
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The Human Footprint

For Students 9th - 12th
In this environmental stewardship lesson, students view the human footprint website and then answer 3 short answer questions related to human impact on the earth.
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Building A Nation

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students build their own nation in groups where they create a name, flag, declaration of independence, form of government, mathematical layout, and more. In this nation lesson plan, students also provide a scale drawing of their nation...
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The Black Snowman

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders write a paper. For this writing and retelling lesson, 6th graders read the book The Black Snowman and answer comprehension questions. Students learn how to write good paragraphs and how to retell a story. Students write a 3...
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Political Parties

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers engage in a lesson plan that is about the development of political parties in the United States government. They conduct research using a variety of resources. They use some key focus questions to guide the activities and...
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All About Me Brochure

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders complete a prewriting activity to gather information about themselves. They create a brochure using their prewriting activity that will introduce themselves to either a prospective employer or their freshman teachers.
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Way to Go! Create a Road Map Game

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Learners create a travel game of one of the United States. They research a state of their choice and create a travel game using a common road map. They interpret map symbols as they calculate map mileage for their games. They create...
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The Wonders of Ancient Civilizations

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Bring excitement and interest to your social studies with a unit on ancient civilizations.
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Corporate Governance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Examine the role of the Securities Exchange Commission. Upper graders watch a short Bill Moyers video, analyze a political cartoon, complete a graphic organizer on the SEC, and develop SEC reform strategies to rebuild investor confidence.
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East Asia Country Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Get your young historians thinking about East Asian culture and history during this partner research project, in which they analyze a variety of East Asian aspects to prepare for a presentation. After an initial "what do we already know"...
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Economic Geography

For Students 8th - 9th
In this economic geography worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer as they read several passages about subsistence agriculture, different types of economies, and infrastructure, then answer five comprehension questions.
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China: One Nation: Two Futures

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explore the evolution of Chinese communism to its present export-driven economy. Working in groups, they examine various articles about reforms in Chinese society. They write essays about the impact of political reform on...
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Compare the United States Government with Other Political Systems

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore the U.S. form of government and illustrate other forms of government found throughout the world. They explain the similarities and differences between the U.S and other governments.
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The Slave Market: Slavery, Not Just a Southern Institution

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine how slavery was related to the economic development of New York.  In this American History lesson, 11th graders analyze the primary and secondary sources on the New York Slave Market.  Students create a revised...
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Why Did Delawareans Use Slaves?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read about an indentured servant, and complete a chart comparing slaves and indentured servants.
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Hey, Hey! Ho, Ho! Why Do We Need the WTO?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students participate in various hand-on activities as they study six international institutions that play important economic roles in the areas of international trade and finance.
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Colonial America: Causes Of The American Revolution

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students examine the causes of the American Revolution. In this colonial America lesson, students read handouts regarding the sequence of events that led to the commencement of the war. Students complete the provided worksheets and...
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Trial of John Brown, 1857

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Young scholars examine how John Brown's 1857 trial related to conflicting viewpoints on slavery, view perspectives of radical abolitionists, moderate abolitionists, and slave owners, and form their own opinions on issue of slavery.
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A Worldwide Depression

For Students 9th - 10th
In this Worldwide Depression worksheet, students are given ten events that happened and are asked to write what the causes were for each of these events.
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Cultural Diversity

For Teachers 10th - 12th
In this cultural diversity worksheet, students respond to 7 short answer questions and answer 14 fill in the blank questions regarding the components of culture.
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Slavery and the Legal Status of Free Blacks

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the status of free blacks in Illinois and slavery in the U.S. They read and analyze primary source documents, answer and discuss questions, participate in a group discussion, and present the group's findings to the class.
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Magnet Poetry

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students engage in a lesson plan that involves the use of imagery in poetry. They select words from poems that are used for imagery. The words are put onto magnets and then used to create new poems filled with imagery. The hands on...
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Greeting Cards

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
Students create greeting cards. They listen to verses from various cards and evaluate each one. They research websites of greeting card makers and complete a chart. They discuss themes and ideas in greeting cards and edit their free...
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Choose Your Own Adventure Story

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Young scholars investigate the concept of writing adventure stories. They follow the model of a "choose your own adventure story". Students practice the skill of making choices to get to a desired outcome. The application is when they...
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Using Math to Draw the Mayflower

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders access information from a website about the Pilgrims trip on the Mayflower and discuss the number of people on the ship and the time they spent on the ship. They draw, label and measure the Mayflower to perspective.
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Titration and Molarity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to the concepts of molarity and titration. As a class, they develop a list of the correct steps they need to follow to create a specific concentration of a solution. They design and complete an experiment in...
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Handling Emergencies and Placing Emergency Calls

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Young scholars create posters detailing how to activate 911. They design posters and research websites for local police department information and 911 calling advice. They write directions for placing emergency calls and crete their...
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Titration and Molarity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars investigate the concept of molarity and its relationship to the concentration of a solution. After mixing chemical solutions, they calculate how many moles of acid and base should be in each solution. They record their...
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Math, Chemistry, and Food

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students explore the effects of chemical reactions when cooking. Using the Internet, they research enzymes and then mix jello. They examine their results and test enzyme activity by adding pineapple to the jello. Finally, they test...
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Macbeth Madness

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students participate in various social studies activities in correlation to William Shakespeare's Macbeth. In this Macbeth lesson, students study maps of Scotland, England, and Norway to identify locations mentioned in Macbeth. Students...
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Title: Taxation without Representation

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders act out a skit on Taxation without Representation using common props such as M&M's.

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