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253 reviewed resources for the wealth of nations

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Income and Wealth Inequality

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Industrial Revolution and globalization have been a triumph in the developed nations, but served to widen and accelerate the wealth gap between the richest and poorest countries in the world. Explore the differences between the...
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Crisis of Nations

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Pupils become the leaders of nations using an engaging video game simulation. Learners must decide how to deploy military and economic resources (including spies!) to solve international crises. Modalities include multi-player and...
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Banking 17: What happened to the gold?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Learn the value of a dollar in this video, which explains the natural transition from the gold standard. Asking viewers if they would trust gold or the U.S. Government, Sal explains how the concept of wealth has shifted and adapted...
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Why Are Some Nations Wealthy?

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students analyze collected date to determine if selected nations are poor or rich. They list the nations in order from richest to poorest and discuss factors for long-term growth.
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The End of World War II: Pearl Harbor, Japanese Internment Camps, and the Atomic Bomb

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
The end of World War II saw major events that would forever change the global landscape and international relations. Using a fantastic PowerPoint presentation and several primary source documents, your learners will discuss the bombing...
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Population Pyramids: Powerful Predictors of the Future

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Here is a very interesting visual for analyzing a country's shift from a pre-industrial society to one with an industrial or post-industrial economy. The video explains how a population pyramid is used to track a country's position in...
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Thomas Jefferson's Library: Making the Case for a National Library

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The United States Library of Congress, the largest library in the world. But such was not always the case. The library was destroyed during the War of 1812. In a persuasive letter to Samuel H. Smith, Thomas Jefferson offered to sell his...
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What the United Nations Does for Us

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the importance of the United Nations. In this United Nations lesson, students discuss the United Nations organization, flag, and emblem. Students also discuss and research information on the Millennium Declaration the UN...
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French Revolution (Part 1)

For Students 7th - 12th
History comes alive in this engaging video, which artfully sets up the first steps of the French Revolution. Students will relate to the idea of nobility living in luxury while 98% of the French citizens went without wealth or rights....
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"Globalization"

For Teachers 10th - 12th
An interesting activity that will spark a great class discussion on globalization and wealth distribution around the world. Each group is asked to accomplish the same task, but are not given equal access to materials. It is up to them to...
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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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Factors in a Successful College Experience

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How does community or cultural identity influence the decisions to attend or graduate from college? Clips from the documentary Up Heartbreak Hill, introduce class members to the issues two Native American seniors face as they consider...
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The Roaring 20's

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Discover the roaring and contradicting nature of the 1920s in the United States. The video provides an overview of laissez faire capitalism in the decade and the nation's dramatic increase in productivity, as well as a variety of other...
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War and Civilization: Crash Course World History 205

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can war be an indication of a growing civilization? Crash Course World History explores the ways that wealth and power work together to form and defend empires throughout the history of mankind.
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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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Wealth

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders read the story The Day I Was Rich and learn about the role of money and taxes. In this money lesson plan, 3rd graders count large sums of money, group them, and give it away in the form of taxes. They discuss wealth and how...
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A Way to Wealth: Understanding Interest and Investments

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Money motivates! Help young bankers understand how math plays a part in investing. Give learners math practice while instilling real-world financial literacy skills.
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Saving and Investing: Building Wealth for Financially-Secure Futures

For Teachers 9th - 12th
While spending is fun, saving for a retirement is the future. Young adults learn about the importance of saving and different opportunities to do so during their adulthood. 
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The Meaning of America: National Identity and Why It Matters

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Combining a close reading of a classic American text with the study of history can be a very powerful strategy, and this is most certainly the case with this resource using Edward Everett Hale's The Man without a Country. Consider themes...
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Gaining Insight into the WWII Era Through Electronic Records and the National Archives

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to the variety of resources that are available to them online with regards to national archives and enlistment records. Individually, they use the database to find someone they know who enlisted before or during...
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Planet Earth: Almost 6 Billion Served

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate the global population explosion, by comparing India's and China's population control efforts and results. They interpret the UN's Human Development Report, and conduct research on another highly-populated country.
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Oil Wealth Fuels Change

For Students 6th - 8th
In this geography worksheet, middle schoolers find the 15 missing words or phrases that best complete each of the sentences in the 1 paragraph selection pertaining to oil wealth in Southwest Asia.
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The Berlin Airlift

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
After World War II, the Soviet Union and the Allied forces divided Germany into equal quadrants, but Joseph Stalin's increasing mistrust led to nearly 12 months of blocked access to West Berlin—and the 2.3 million people who still lived...
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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...