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eBook
Open Oregon Educational Resources

Principles of Microeconomics: Scarcity and Social Provisioning

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
There’s no such thing as a free economics course, but here's a resource that is as close as you can get. Drawing on the expertise of a textbook, augmented by input from higher education economics instructors, a helpful eBook presents a...
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Lesson Plan
K20 Learn

Globalization Since 1945

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Using sources from various publications and a series of videos, pupils consider the global economy and the positive and negative effects of globalization. With a jigsaw discussion and a writing assignment, scholars weigh in on whether...
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Activity
University of California

Tenochtitlán

For Teachers 7th Standards
Behold, the Great Aztec empire! Scholars use primary sources to understand the impact of the Aztec city Tenochtitlan. Academics complete a worksheet and participate in group discussion to understand how Tenochtitlan was a melting pot for...
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Activity
University of California

The Virgin of Guadalupe

For Teachers 7th
A worldly resource focuses on the transfer of goods, ideas, and religion that took place as part of the Columbian exchange. Academics view sources such as text and artwork to help them complete a worksheet. 
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Activity
Constitutional Rights Foundation

The Dispute Over the South China Sea

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Just who owns the South China Sea—and its vast resources—has been a conundrum for decades. Pupils explore the international law and disputes surrounding the resource-rich body of water, as well as China's claims over it. A background...
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AP Test Prep
College Board

2000 AP® Macroeconomics Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
When a country faces a recession, the government has various options: decrease taxes to stimulate consumer spending or increase taxes to fund projects. Which works best? Young economists ponder this question, along with how an increase...
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AP Test Prep
College Board

2004 AP® Macroeconomics Free-Response Questions Form B

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
A problem set explores how an international crisis could affect the economic health of Canada using authentic materials from College Board. Other questions ask learners to create and evaluate supply and demand curves and examine factors...
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AP Test Prep
College Board

2007 AP® Macroeconomics Free-Response Questions Form B

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Australia and New Zealand are close trading partners. So what happens when one country goes into a recession? Learners consider the impact using authentic materials from College Board. Other practice questions include examinations of the...
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AP Test Prep
College Board

2008 AP® Macroeconomics Free-Response Questions Form B

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
What happens if Mexico decreases tariffs on imported cars? Learners consider the question and others using authentic College Board materials. Other questions include evaluating the effects of government spending on a fictional country...
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AP Test Prep
College Board

2008 AP® Macroeconomics Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How could consumer confidence affect an economy otherwise operating smoothly? A prompt from College Board examines the topic. Other questions include exploring the production possibilities of two fictional nations and evaluating a...
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AP Test Prep
College Board

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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Lesson Plan
Council for Economic Education

Balance of Payments (BOP)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever checked your clothes to see how many nations created them? Pupils take a deeper look at international trade and the balance of payments nations have with one another. They use calculations, simulations, and primary sources...
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Lesson Plan
Deliberating in a Democracy

Globalization and Fair Trade

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever traded something? How do you know you got a good deal? Scholars use case studies and research to determine the role of globalization in fair trade. Class members examine consumer demand and competition bring to light the...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Balance of Payments (BOP)

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners work through ten transactions that will help them understand credits and debts on a global scale. They then discuss each transaction in terms of the global economy. An extension activity and discussion questions are included.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Made In...

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate where their own items of clothing were manufactured. They read their clothing labels and identify the countries, and plot the locations with pins on a large world map.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

The Columbia Exchange

For Students 5th - 7th
The Columbia Exchange was one of the first major instances of mass international trade. Learners cut out 24 images of trade commodities and glue them on a map of the world. It'll be fun for kids to see where so many products they use...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Lesson: Looking Closer: The Artwork of Shinique Smith

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A critical discussion regarding the nature of Shinique Smith's second-hand clothing art is the foundation for the lesson. Critical thinkers fully analyze the meaning behind her work, taking close consideration of where the clothing came...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Teacher Notes

For Teachers 10th
Gathering information, distinguishing between arguments, preparing an oral presentation; these skills are fostered as 10th graders explore aspects of global trade and politics. They use the Internet to gather information about NATO, The...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Arkansas and NAFTA

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Build literacy through social studies and reading strategies. This lesson plan focuses on using pre-reading, vocabulary building, and comprehension questions to boost literacy while educating learners on international trade, NAFTA, and...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Trade Secrets

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young analysists explore how global trade and free market policies might personally affect them. They read an article, view a series of documenteries, and engage in a class discussion. Great activity!
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Worksheet
Curated OER

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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National Endowment for the Humanities

Imperialism and the Open Door

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After the United States emerged as a global power, it began to muscle its way into trading agreements with China. Using primary sources, budding historians examine the Open Door policy, which emerged during this time. Primary sources and...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

International Trade Web Pages

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students describe how a country is currently engaging in international trade in terms of both imports and exports, as well as identifying trade barriers. They conduct research to identify the institutions and culture of a country. Using...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

The Encounter Between the New and Old Worlds

For Students 7th - 9th
Studying global trade during the time of exploration? This multiple-choice quiz will ensure that your learners did their reading. Questions relate to trade and exchange between Spain, Portugal, and the Americas.