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eBook
Core Knowledge Foundation

Volume 2 - A History of the United States: Modern Times—Late 1800s to the 2000s

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
The second volume of the Core Knowledge History of the United States ebook begins by asking young scholars to consider the impact immigration, industrialization, and urbanization had on the United States in the late 1800s. The text ends...
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Unit Plan
Los Angeles Unified School District

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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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Indigenous Land Guardianship, Settler Colonialism, Racial Capitalism. While the terms may be new to some, they feature in a lesson plan designed for Indigenous Peoples' Day. Young scholars investigate four concepts: Land...
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Lesson Plan
Anti-Defamation League

Viewing History from Multiple Perspectives

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Celebration or protest song? The full text of Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land" opens a study of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the Louisiana Purchase, and Western Expansion from various perspectives. Middle schoolers examine...
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Assessment
Carolina K-12

Practice Test of Economics

For Students 9th - 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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Assessment
Carolina K-12

Sample Test: Economics

For Students 9th - 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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Lesson Plan
Center for History Education

Guatemalan Coup of 1954: How Did the Cold War Influence American Foreign Policy Decisions?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Was it all about the bananas—or the fear of a communist threat? Young historians use a history lab to examine documents from the American-led 1954 Guatemalan coup. Using graphics, government documents, and speeches, they examine the...
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AP Test Prep
College Board

2013 AP® Human Geography Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How have railroads influenced urban growth? What are the consequences of population booms? What has led to the growth of tech centers like Silicon Valley? A series of short-answer questions from the College Board explores the dynamics in...
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Lesson Plan
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University of California

Hot Spots Research Project

For Teachers 10th Standards
The Cold War was only between the US and the USSR, right? Wrong! Scholars use primary and secondary resources to analyze the global impact of the Cold War. The fourth installment of an eight-part series culminates in the creation of a...
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PPT
Curated OER

Cuban Revolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How did Fidel Castro's revolution affect the people of Cuba? Through a series of vivid images and light text, learners will consider life for Cubans under both Batista and Castro. The images can be used as discussion starters or to...
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PPT
Curated OER

The Age of Reason and Enlightenment

For Teachers 10th - 12th
A presentation that truly covers the age of reason and enlightenment. Nearly every facet, event, and key player in 18th Century Age of Enlightenment is covered. The information is clear, easy to follow, and lends itself well to note...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

The Red Scare

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students identify and interpret issues of Nativism and Protectionism in early 20th Century America. They analyze the roots of anti-immigrant movements in the Post-World War One United States. Finally, students identify and explore the...
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PPT
Curated OER

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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PPT
Curated OER

From Mercantilism to Adam Smith: The Evolution of the Modern Capitalist System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Useful for history or economics classes, this presentation details the characteristics of mercantilism and its evolution into modern-day capitalism. The slides detail Adam's Smith criticism of mercantilism and how, rather than an...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Socialism vs Capitalism

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Students engage in an activity to show the differences between Socialism and Capitalism. In this socialism and capitalism lesson plan, students break into groups and are given scenarios to analyze. Students respond to each scenario and...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

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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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

A Blending of Socialism and Capitalism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students conduct Internet research on China's economic development and use a worksheet to organize their findings. They participate in class discussion and compare and contrast the economies of the U.S. and China.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Russia's Conversion From Communism to Capitalism

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students study Russia's conversion from a communist nation to a capitalist nation.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Writing Exercise: The Renaissance II

For Students 6th - 10th
Here is a cross-curricular writing exercise with limited appeal as an engaging or interactive activity. A worksheet on the Renaissance that has learners responding to 3 simple prompts, each of which can easily lead into deeper research....
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Ad Creation from Admongo.gov

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students explore consumerism by completing a worksheet. In this advertisement lesson, students discuss the relationship between the media and consumerism while analyzing advertisements from the Internet, magazines and T.V. Students...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Capitalism and Socialism/Communism

For Students 6th - 12th
In this capitalism, socialism, and communism study guide worksheet, students read the notes provided and add notes of their own. Students respond to 2 reflection questions.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

CHANGES Comprehension Worksheet

For Students 6th - 9th
In this industrialization and capitalism worksheet, students respond to 7 short answer questions regarding industrialization that feature the letters of the word "changes" as mnemonic hooks.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

employment, capitalism

For Students 9th - 12th
In this economics activity, high schoolers read an article pertaining to structure of a capitalist economy and respond to 8 short answer questions.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Full Employment in a Capitalist Economy

For Students 9th - 12th
In this economics worksheet, students read an article about employment in a capitalist economy and answer 8 short answer questions regarding the topic.