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Students watch a news article about the economy in China. In groups, they discuss what it would mean for Wal-Mart to buy out a chain of stores in China. They compare and contrast the economy of China and the United States and discuss the need for Americans to speak Chinese for their future jobs.
Tenth graders analyze works from the period of the Industrial Revolution in England and identify the cultural values depicted and inferred that paved the way for the Industrial Revolution to occur at this time. They create captions that may would have been appropriate to accompany the artwork. They compare the values depicted with the current attitudes toward work in today's society.
Students examine the role of money in the colonial economy by participating in a trading activity. In this colonial economy lesson, students complete an activity to learn about colonial trade and what happens when there is a lack of money. Students research the difficulties associated with barter and read a booklet "Benjamin Franklin and the Birth of a Paper Money Economy" to learn about Franklin's role for money in the economy. Students study land banks and inflation.
Fifth graders research the New England whaling company and make assumptions about the Northeast economy based on the results of this company. In this economy lesson plan, 5th graders interview people on a field trip to the Mystic Seaport.
Students examine the role of nonprofit organizations in the local economy. They discuss local organizations, complete a worksheet, conduct research on a nonprofit organization, and write an essay.
Students have an opportunity to work together and introduce them to the New England States. Each group make a travel brochure in order to try to persuade classmates to visit their state.
In the wake of her recent passing, spend some time acquainting your class with the life of a woman who was highly influential in politics.
Fourth graders investigate fishing and the economical effect it has on New England.  In this New England History lesson, 4th graders practice using New England fishing vocabulary and observe paintings and photographs from the area.  Students write about the history of fishing in their "schooner" journals.
Fourth graders examine both perspectives of the Civil War as related to the differing economies. In this nation divided lesson, 4th graders view primary sources, examine paper money and a political chart, and review recruitment posters. 
Young scholars discover the purpose of the sacred cod carving in New England.  For this New England history lesson, students read the story A Cod's Tale, and analyze photographs of Cod including their uses and size.  Young scholars utilize the Internet to further research the financial opportunities New England fisherman gained from harvesting a plentiful cod population. 
Students conduct research on 1830s families and early New England culture. They conduct research on the Old Sturbridge Village website, participate in an online chat with a costumed interpreter, and continue to develop possible plots to use for writing a historical fiction piece.
Young scholars discuss the meaning of the word economy and and what colonists used to pay for goods when gold and silver were scarce discovering that the people used tobacco for trade. They then divide into groups of four and pretend that the supply of money has become scarce and that they need to find a substitute must be used that is durable, potable, uniform, and finely divisible.
High schoolers explore the state of South Korea's economy. In this economic development lesson, students examine the evolution of South Korea's economy following the Korean War. High schoolers also consider the state of the Korean economy today as they complete 2 handouts.
Jeopardy style games are fun ways to help students review for tests or solidify concepts recently covered in class. This Jeopardy game focuses on the industrial economy of New England. Students will need to know general information on the geography and industry of New England. Tip: Adapt this PowerPoint to fit the region you live in, focusing on natural resources and economics.
Students explore the four sectors of the economy. For this character development lesson, students experience giving up "their worldly possessions" and then discuss feelings that might occur when people experience homelessness or the effects of a natural disaster. Students brainstorm ways in which government, non-profit organizations, and families could provide assistance.
Pupils explain the concepts of market system, command and mixed economy. They describe the differences between needs and wants. They compare and contrast different government and economic systems.
Students take a closer look at the global industrial economy. In this current events activity, students listen to a lecture about the infrastructure of the global economy, specifically how it affects Britain's Rover company. Students investigate where common products and goods are made. Students also examine the toll of global economics on local industries.
Explore New England's economic and cultural past and possible issues New Englanders will face in the future. Middle and high schoolers research the fishing industry and the need for regulation. They analyze the topography of New England and various primary source documents related to the fishing industry in order to write a found poem. They research and debate whether or not legislation to restrict fishing should be initiated.
Your class members will begin this great lesson plan on the interests of international free trade and exchange by participating in an exciting hands-on simulation. They will then proceed to read a comic book on the topic and complete guided reading questions, and conclude by reviewing an interview on globalization with an op-ed writer from the New York Times.
Students compare and contrast the various types of architecture in the Southern colonies. Using slides, they discuss how the homes were made and the materials used. In groups, they identify how the types of homes reflected the lifestyles of the colonists living in the Southern colonies.

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