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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 26 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 16 Views 110 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
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 55 Views 49 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 5 Views 5 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 7 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 19 Views 37 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 19 Views 51 Downloads
The Owl's Pellet
Here is a fantastic lesson your class is going to love! They get to dissect owl pellets in order to better understand the food chain as well as producers, consumers, and decomposers. They examine several websites, discuss the food chain, dissect owl pellets, draw diagrams, and compose detailed paragraphs describing how the pellets show the food chain in action.
4th Science 25 Views 35 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 36 Views 269 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 16 Views 32 Downloads
USA vs USSR Fight! The Cold War
In this episode of Crash Course World History, John Green does an excellent job summarizing the reasons behind the ideological clash between the United States and the Soviet Union in the Cold War. Covering early features of the war such as the Marshall Plan and the policy of containment, Green goes on to explore US efforts around the globe to stop the spread of communism, and the lasting implications of those endeavors.
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 6 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 20 Views 50 Downloads
The Economy and Consumer Confidence
Reflect on the importance of banks in the current economic condition of the United States. High schoolers will explore the history of banking and money so that they can complete the numerous activities centered around that subject. Each group will participate in interactive activities to better understand consumer concepts.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 108 Downloads
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
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 22 Downloads
Comparing Economic Systems
How do people make decisions in a world where wants are unlimited, but resources are not? How do individuals and governments utilize scarce resources (human, natural, and capital) in different economic systems? Introduce your learners to the concept of economics with this lesson plan, and then guide them through a collaborative role-playing activity that will give them a better understanding of how, while all societies face the same economic questions, governments answer these questions differently through unique and varied economic systems.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 82 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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