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Students take inventory of the items they have in their homes that are made outside the USA. Then they map the results to find patterns of world manufacturing. They discuss the pros and cons of outsourcing and how it affects the economics of developing countries.
In this Russian geography worksheet, students read about the pursuit of economic reform in Russia. Students take notes and answer 2 short answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.
Eighth graders examine the history of South Carolina's military bases. In this South Carolina history lesson plan, 8th graders discover details about the history and economic impact of military bases in the state. Students analyze primary sources relative to the topic and share their findings with their classmates.
Students examine and compare various incentive programs encouraging students to stay in school. They also discover how economic disincentive programs can motivate students not to drop out. In small groups, they role-play as consulting firms assigned the task of designing incentive programs.
Students research human rights problems in their community. They analyze and report on data gathered, and develop an action plan to address problems related to social and economic rights.
Fourth graders investigate and justify the geographic reasons why the colonists settled in the locations they did, and how this led to their economic system using a map of the original thirteen colonies.
Students examine economic principles using a school store.  For this school store development lesson, students explore consumer behaviors and concepts such as spending vs. saving, supply and demand, opportunity and cost, and inflation.  
Kids read all about the family farm. They complete three activities to get a better understanding of the economics associated with the family farm. They'll complete a WebQuest, examine a farm in crisis, and investigate how a family farm is managed. 
Investigate the choices people make between economic growth and personal growth and development using the ethical/decision making model. Small groups create and present a position paper describing their feeling for or against the conservation of resources.
For this economics lesson, students examine the principle of supply and demand related to the oil market as they identify factors that cause curves and shifts and determine equilibrium. Upper graders read an informational article and use their economic math skills to determine a supply and demand curve for a given data set.
Learners examine a scenario set up for them about college and economics. They review what decisions are made and at what cost. They catalogue what should and shouldn't be bought as goods for the betterment of the whole picture or situation at hand.
Students compare and contrast all of the world's major economic systems. They are also to catergorize the economic systems in terms of ownership and distribution.
Students examine the visual aids of this lesson to study the costs and benefits of decisions about diet and exercise. They investigate human choice as it affects behavior and in turns effects economics and consequences.
Eighth graders define the generally accepted list of national economic goals. They discuss the compatability/incompatibility of goals. They participate in a consensus-building exercise to rank economic goals in order of importance.
Students analyze economic and political freedoms. Once they identify ways to measure them, they explore the relationship between the two freedoms and social well-being. In groups, they select 20 countries from the four freedom categories and graph the relationship between their economic freedom and the gross domestic product.
Students explore the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Federal Reserve System (Fed) to find out who they are and what they do. For this economic exploration lesson, students research case studies and solve problems that apply directly to money, rates, deposits and loans within banks today.
Students identify one or more factors that contribute to real economic growth, including at least one investment each in human capital, physical capital, and technology, explain how technological changes and investments in capital can result in real economic growth, and read articles and underline text from at least three newspapers identifying factors contributing to real economic growth.
Students explore economic rights of people. After listening to statements and songs by people such as John Lennon and Mahatma Ghandi, students examine the truths and values depicted by each person. Students participate in a simulation to identify wealth distribution in the world. They discuss the gaps and inequalities in economic status. In groups, students prepare a dramatization about economic rights.
Students engage in study of the economic crash of The Stock Market in 1929. They examine the trends of the market at the time and discuss the indicators in classroom small groups. Then suggestions are made as to how this could have been avoided.
Students study the monetary policy of the Federal Reserve. In this economic data instructional activity, students review given information and graphs, research given topics and case studies and use what is found to complete worksheets, essays and quizzes provided.