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Capitalism and Socialism
"Is capitalism competition natural and good, or should there be systems in place to check it for the sake of our collective well-being?" Explore the complexity and history behind capitalism and socialism in Crash Course World History #33. Though he presents information quickly, Green also extensively dissects these broad economic concepts, highlighting key personalities in their development, terms such as industrial and mercantilism capitalism, as well as class struggle and communism.
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Is Capitalism Good For the Poor?
Students discuss if capitalism is good for the poor sector of community. Reading a case study, they characterize markets by the amount of competition. They answer questions and discuss the answers as a class. They examine the amount of competition in Chinese markets.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 46 Downloads
Social Darwinism and American Laissez-faire Capitalism
Students investigate Social Darwinism. In this government systems lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture on the details of Social Darwinism and American laissez-faire capitalism. Students respond to discussion questions following the lecture.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 134 Downloads
Sort it Out-Natural, Capital, and Human Resources
Your class can view a slide show including photographs of various human, natural, and capital resources found in the United States. They work in groups to sort pictures into 3 categories, and then complete a related Venn diagram.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History 8 Views 108 Downloads
Focus on Economic Data: Consumer Price Index and Inflation, May 13, 2011
Budding economists use hard data to analyze the current changes in the CPI. They identify factors that change inflation rates, such as policy and economic conditions. They also describe the impact inflation/deflation has on various consumer groups in the US economic system.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 23 Downloads
Consumer Confusion: Wants versus Needs and Gandhi's Wisdom
Fourth graders create graphs to illustrate consumer consumption throughout the world. In this consumer lesson plan, 4th graders also discuss wants and needs around the world, and consider Gandhi's opinion on material possessions as they write journal entries about their own wants and needs.
4th Language Arts 12 Views 48 Downloads
I Can Buy Anything I Want: Consumer Debt and Social Responsibility
A clear, comprehensive overview of consumer debt, credit, interest, international currency, and social responsibility, this 45-minute session falters in the application stage. You'll need to create a way for learners to demonstrate their understanding after discussing readings.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 16 Views 34 Downloads
Avoiding Consumer Fraud: Financial Scams and Schemes
Young consumers get a hefty dose of information on how fraud can put their financial health at risk. The resource provides detailed lecture notes, scaffolded notetaking sheets, vocabulary worksheets, transparencies, and seven links to further research.
9th - 12th Health 18 Views 50 Downloads
Factors of Production and Economic Decision-Making
Class members begin this engaging economics activity by listing all the resources used in the production of a car, and use that example to draw parallels to the four primary factors of production: capital goods, labor, natural resources, and entrepreneurship.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 40 Views 37 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Investing in Yourself: An Economic Approach to Education Decisions
What is the difference between physical capital and human capital, and in which should you invest? While considering the concept of return on investment, take a look at the payoffs and consequences of investing in training and education.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Journey to Jo’burg: A South African Story
How did South African apartheid affect the ability of people of color to increase their human capital? Here is a rich lesson in which learners come to understand the relationship between investment in human capital and income, while also gaining insight into the discriminatory practices of South Africa during the mid-1900s.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Consumer Price Index and Inflation
Extensive explanation, charts, and links help young economists understand inflation, changes in the Consumer Price Index, and economic indicators. The lesson includes fun online tools such as an inflation calculator and an assessment, the results of which can be sent to you.
11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 31 Downloads
Lemonade For Sale
2-3rd graders listen to the story, Lemonade for Sale, by Stuart J. Murphy. In the story, children produce and sell lemonade to raise money for their clubhouse, create a product, classify the resources used in production as natural resources, capital resources, or human resources.
2nd - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 26 Views 264 Downloads
Those Golden Jeans
What do pizza, jeans, and gold have in common? Give up? They are all products that require natural, human, or capital resources to be mined or produced. They also require a market price that can fluctuate with the ebb of supply and demand. Learners complete a variety of activities to examine these very basic economic concepts.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 13 Views 27 Downloads
Those Golden Jeans
Contemplate the nature of economics with your class. They'll read examples, work through problems, an analyze data to better understand the Law of Demand. Basic economic concepts such as resources, goods, service, consumers, producers, and manufacturing are all covered.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 21 Downloads
First graders develop develop economic reasoning to understand the historical development and current status of economic principles, institutions, and processes needed to be effective citizens, consumers, and workers participating in local communities, the nation, and the world.
1st Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
The Goat in the Rug
Students define productive, capital, human and natural resources and intermediate goods, then classify these things by how they are used in a production process. In this resources/goods lesson plan, students listen to the story The Goat in the Rug and play a match game based on this story.
3rd - 5th Math 3 Views 35 Downloads