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Political Theory - Adam Smith
7 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Can capitalism have virtue? Adam Smith thinks so! The 12th video in a series of 13 discusses Smith's political and economic views. Pupils discover these concepts and more through primary source photographs and examples that relate to...
From Mercantilism to Adam Smith: The Evolution of the Modern Capitalist System
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...
Morality in Markets: The Two Faces of Adam Smith
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewEconomist Adam Smith supported free enterprise, he but critiqued mercantilism. These two ideas—seemingly contradictory—may be difficult for some young historians to grasp. A reading that explores these ideas guides scholars in unraveling...
“In Memoriam:” Influential Economists and Their Theories
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Episode 3: The Role of Self-Interest and Competition in a Market Economy
8th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Money and Debt: Crash Course World History 202
14 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Adam Smith contended that people are inherently drawn to creating a medium of exchange to make barter easier. A Crash Course World History video takes high schoolers through the creation and implementation of currency, and asks them to...
Economic Systems and Macroeconomics
10 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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,...
Economic Schools of Thought
10 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: Historical and Cultural Context
11th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
An insult to American politicians? A satire of news media? Or a critique of censorship, political corruption, and media propaganda? As part of a unit study on film, class members examine how director Frank Capra's develops these themes...
Markets, Efficiency, and Price Signals
11 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Holiday gift-giving seasons can be lucrative for an individual business, but does a profitable season bode well for the market as a whole? A video from Crash Course Economics discusses how giving gifts to people who are uninterested in...
Political Theory - Karl Marx
9 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Enlightenment Philosophers (Peer to Peer Teaching)
7th - 11th CCSS: Adaptable
One of the best strategies for learning is to teach what you know to others. Your young historians will be divided into groups and assigned an Enlightenment philosopher that they will then research and present to their classmates.
Lesson: Younger Than Jesus: Understanding, Looking at, Making Abstract Art
9th - 12th
Before the class makes abstract art, they see contemporary examples and analyze them. They look at art made by abstract artists under the age of 33 then use similar techniques to create an interesting collection of their own. The lesson...
The Worldly Philosophers by Robert Louis Heilbroner
10th - Higher Ed
CliffsNotes provides a list of study questions to help your high schoolers grapple with The Worldly Philosophers. Some of them are simple and straight forward, while others offer an opportunity to dig in deeper! Consider printing this...
A New History for Humanity—The Human Era
8 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
When was the year 0? Scholars view a short video clip on the history of humanity to determine just when to mark the start of human time. They analyze how the human population changed the earth and the structures of humanity, ultimately...
Saxon Math Intermediate 5 - Student Edition
4th - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Expand your resource library with this collection of Saxon math materials. Covering a wide range of topics from basic arithmetic and place value, to converting between fractions, decimals, and percents, these example problems and skills...
Being Me in the Face of Adversity - Americans Who Stood Up for Their Beliefs
5th - 8th
Students identify important Americans from the colonial, revolutionary and slavery periods who are noted for standing up for their beliefs in the face of peer disapproval. They identify the importance of music in motivating and...
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