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Students examine the American economic system. In this economics lesson, students research the organization of American business and determine how business decisions are made.
Students explore the economy of Louisiana. In this economics lesson, students examine the roles of farmers, processors, and distributors in food production and consumption. Students use flip cameras to record how selected products are made.
Fourth graders study economic terms. They place types of goods and wages on a sketch of a playground seesaw.
After reading Annie and the Old Ones, the class chooses an idea they agree with about Annie's actions and explain their opinion to a partner or the class. They work together to identify at least one economic concept from the book. This is a short activity rather than a fully realized instructional activity.
Pupils examine the the global economic crisis by interpreting political cartoons. In this economics lesson, students discuss the global economy, analyze political cartoons, and make connections between the two.
Your economists will relate to the choices at hand in this personal budgeting scenario. A passage describes Bob's predicament: he's going away to college and must buy his own clothes, including the pricey Levis he wants to buy 8 of. Links take students to the company homepage, a pricing description, and comparison shopping. Students consider Bob's decision process through 2 short-answer questions. Click on the "Part II" link for a more in-depth look at the economic concepts.
Were your kids listening in class? Find out with a pop quiz! They'll have to get busy to answer each of the 10 question on US economics, capitalism, consumerism, and private enterprise.
Read through this printable version of a handout discussing Economics and the American Revolution. There are key terms and facts for students to focus on. This case study illustrates economic principles that remain important today. See the relationship between politics, law, and economics in the study.
Students develop the concept of economic systems. In this economic system activity, students create command and market economic systems.
Young scholars research the growth of real gross domestic product in the US. In this economics lesson, students identify real GDP data, indexes of economic indicators and business cycles. They compare the economic condition of today to that of the future.
Seventh graders examine how economics can empower or disempowers people of a nation. In groups, they analyze how commodities for economic power have changed and the trends that might affect future empowerment. They describe Canada's participation in World War I and identify one impact on the country as a result of the war.
Students are introduced to the concepts of economics in a ethical way. In groups, they examine a shift in an economy and discover the effects of the shift. After reading an article, they evaluate it and they write their own conclusion to the story.
Students define economics and explain the importance and process of making economic choices and decisions. Students participate in four lessons revolving around economics and select activities to complete.
Students engage in the study of primary source documents to analyze the economic trends of the United States while focusing upon the inaugural speeches of different presidents. They answer the questions included in the lesson.
Learners describe and provide examples of the primary factors behind the regional pattern of economic activity in the United States. They create maps showing regional economics patterns in the US and examine those patterns in comparison to regional resources and infrastructure.
Students explore the role of government in the economy market. In this economics lesson, students analyze the decision making and how it takes into consideration additional cost, benefits and public awareness of what they are trying to accomplish. They discuss marginal costs.
Students investigate information on China's social and economic status.
Students research positive and negative economic and social aspects of immigration to the United States, and present their research findings in either role play or debate format.
Students examine the educational system from 1870 through 1920. In groups, they research how different social, political and economic groups changed the way education was taught. They also identify any changes they would make to the system today.