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This is a great presentation! High schoolers or interested economists review aspects of Capitalist Ideology Productions, invisible hand, goods and service, and changes to Market Systems. Some slides contain icons which can be clicked on to reveal an example of that particular topic, as seen in the McGraw/Hill textbook associated with the presentation.
Eleventh graders explore Communism. They explore Communism's roots in economics and discuss the spread of Communism in the Eastern Hemisphere. They evaluate a Communistic and a Capitalistic society. Students reflect upon the positives and negatives of Communism by writing a journal entry.
Students explore Native American culture by examining their economy. For this financial history lesson, students define the European economies as capitalist while finding the opposite for Native Americans. Students research Montana Tribal websites for further information and define the different tribes that inhabited Montana.
If ever a person wanted to know about the start, spread, and effects of the Industrial Revolution now would be the time to ask. Answer questions regarding facets of the Industrial revolution in slide show format. Each slide contains amazing information, images, and review questions. There is enough information here to teach an entire unit!
Students examine the conditions that led to organized labor unions. In this 20th century America lesson, students compare and contrast the Knights of Labor Constitution, the American Federation of Labor Constitution, and the Industrial Workers of the World Preamble. Students analyze each of the primary sources and discuss their findings.
A comprehensive look at the prohibition debate through the lens of immigration gives scholars intriguing material for a debate and essay of their own. They watch four video clips (find these on the PBS website), discussing issues in small groups after each one. The viewing guide offers excellent prompts to get scholars critically thinking instead of just retaining. Use the debrief questions to facilitate a whole-group analysis, too. Next, groups discuss differing positions of various demographics. They are then assigned roles and given actual legislation to read and debate from various viewpoints. They vote to pass or veto each of the four bills. Finally, individuals write essays based on a given essential question relating anti-immigrant sentiment to prohibition enactment.
Students complete a variety of activities as they examine the historical significance of the Transcontinental Railroad and the Golden Spike Ceremony in Promontory, Utah, which honored its completion. In one activity they plan and recreate a grander, more appropriate Golden Spike ceremony.