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Fourth graders explain the hardship of economic limitations in Westward Expansion . They describe the effects of fluctuations in supply and demand. They put themselves in the place of pioneers hoping to build a homestead.
High schoolers determine differences between Keynes' and Hayek's economic philosophies. They describe economic freedom according to Hayek, as current economists describe it, then explain how Keynes' economic policies could limit economic freedom .
Students identify the conditions faced by the prisoners of war at Andersonville during the Civil War. They examine how a group of civil war prisoners developed an economic system within their camp.
Ninth graders assume the role of an entrepreneur during the Industrial Revolution of the 1700s in Great Britain. They investigate how changing methods of production affected the way that the fundamental economic questions were being answered at that time.
Students examine positive and negative economic incentives used in their communities. They recognize that incentives encourage people to make choices and analyze several examples. Then they discuss how different people react differently to an incentive.
Students apply statistics, and graphical interpretation to economics, the environment and populations. In this statistical lesson students construct graphical displays and classify data.
Students create a poster which depicts and summarizes Rostow's 5 stages of economic development. They make a list of 8 data measures that help identify which level of economic development a country is at. They gather data and determine China's status as DC or LDC.
Third graders look at pictures of assembly lines to determine the economics associated with them. In this economics instructional activity, 3rd graders determine what historical images can tell about how assembly lines affect the economy. They learn the associated vocabulary such as producers, goods, interdependence, and supply and demand.
Students relate economics and government policies. In this lesson, students explore the relationship between economics and government policies. They understand how the economy works and can make better decisions as it relates to the future.
Fourth graders study the effects of economics in their daily life. In this economics activity, 4th graders construct a list of wants and needs if they had an unlimited supply of money. Students discuss how economics help people make decisions with their money. Students select an article from a magazine that is related to economics.
Learners read scenarios about the production of Bibles over five historical time periods. Working in small groups, students create skits and develop a retrieval chart that is used to analyze factors that impact economic growth.
Help develop assertive, critical-thinking skills that enhance growth and change while teaching economics. In groups, select a topic from a list and then discuss the pros and cons of each topic. Debate why advertising is necessary to our economy. End with individuals writing a critque of the issue they discussed in their group.
Students identify and interpret that economic activity involves making choices in the face of scarcity, therefore making choices involves a cost. They also identify that individuals interact in markets by inducing one another, through the prices they offer, to supply the goods each wants, and that there is nothing mysterious about this process.
Students summarize the historical development of money. In this economics lesson, students describe the process of bartering and explain how money facilitates trade and exchange. Students also define and describe inflation and a modern banking system and its services.
Learners research economic systems. In this economy lesson, students prepare and deliver a presentation based on their research of the three major types of economic systems. This lesson includes 6 activities which are designed to further their understanding of market economy.
Students investigate the economic growth and employment rate. In this algebra lesson plan, students collect data on employment and unemployment. They graph their findings and draw conclusions.
In this economics activity, students answer six questions about supply and demand by using the provided word bank.                                  
Young scholars explain what an economic system is and how it works. In this economic systems lesson, students create a sample item to produce. Young scholars have a short window to create additional products. Students discuss and understand supply and demand.
Examine the North Carolina craft revival. In this economics lesson, explore the historical challenges that face North Carolinians in the early 1900's and research primary sources to determine how the craft revival came to be. As a culminating activity, students design visual webs that feature their research findings.
Students explain the economic role government took during the Great Depression, and evaluate New Deal actions taken. They explain how the function of the government was to stabilize the economy by using fiscal and monetary policies.