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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.
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.
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.
Learners investigate the role of money in the colonial economy. For this colonial economy lesson, students participate in a trading activity, read the booklet "Benjamin Franklin and the Birth of a Paper Money Economy," participate in an activity about land banks, and explore how too much money can lead to inflation in a 22 page packet.
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.
Learners view an image of Nathanial Hurd's "Table of Conversions." They will work in small groups to complete a worksheet. Students participate in a discussion about colonial Boston's economy. This lesson is a precursor to a visit to the "About Face" exhibit at the Memorial Art Gallery."
Eleventh graders examine how the geography of St. Lucia affects its economy. They draw a mental image of St. Lucia and its location in relation to other places. They examine images of the island and read about its banana crops before discussing the article as a class. Using the attached T-chart and images they determine the true picture of the island geography and it's economy.
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.
Learners 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.
Extend your study of the well-known novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett with the list of activities and discussion questions included here. Pupils can study the moors of England, grow their own gardens, research British colonialism, explore the relationships between characters, and more.
Students become familiar with local organizations from the four sectors of the economy that help the needy. For this service project lesson, students interview people from organizations that help the needy. Students explore the needs of the community and develop a project to help while understanding their own feeling about helping.
Introduce your young historians to the challenges and rewards of examining primary source material. Groups use a carefully scaffolded worksheet to tackle “John White Searches for the Colonists.”  The excerpt from White’s 1585 travelogue, written in florid, 16th century English, details his unsuccessful search for the colonists of Roanoke Island.
To study circular flow, learners use the plans to trace through a series of interconnected economic and financial flows to explain the workings of the American economy. They use the model developed to comprehend the effects of Federal Reserve monetary policy. High schoolers describe the several parts of sectors of the U.S. economic system and explain how each is related to the others.
Eighth graders analyze the shift in the labor supply of Maryland's early coloninal economy from one that included indentured servants to one that increasingly depend on the labor of slaves. They skim "Tobacco Growing", resource and are asked what does this tell them about the production of tobacco? Students are explained that Tobacco was what was known as a "Cash Crop," it was grown solely for the purpose of sale.
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. 
Students attempt to decipher a 17th century New England land deed to determine ownership of land. They explore how English settler's confusion over land ownership lead to conflict with the Pocumtuck Indian tribe.
Students 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.  Students utilize the Internet to further research the financial opportunities New England fisherman gained from harvesting a plentiful cod population. 
Students explore career opportunities in the nonprofit sector. In this career exploration lesson, students listen to guest speakers who work for nonprofit organizations explain their jobs. Students also examine the role of nonprofit organizations as they relate the economy.

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