Consumer Capitalism Teacher Resources
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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 CCSS: Designed
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
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...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
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...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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,...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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...
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills
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...
9th - 12th Health
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...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
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 plan includes fun online tools such as an inflation calculator and an...
11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History