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Seventh graders experience what life was like in the factories during the Gilded Age. They explore the reasons behind the move for work place reforms during the Progressive Era. Students discuss the factors that led to work place reforms.
Students discuss existence of and conditions on factory farms, and identify alternatives to factory farms that provide sustainable solutions for food production and environmental safety.
Students define the economic concepts of sarcity and opportunity cost. They discuss ow incentives influence the behavior of individuals, in encouraging saving. Students discuss how interest rates affect savers and borrowers. They explore the emergence and growth of industralization in the United States in the 19th Century.
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.
Ninth graders explore China's economic system and the future of the system. They define economic terms, research websites to find examples of how China is developing into a mixed economy system and how it competes with the U.S. for resources. Afte researching, they list three factors of production China is using in its growing economy.
Learners determine how push/pull factors convinced Milton Hershey to build his chocolate factory in Derry Township. In this geography skills lesson, students complete an anticipation guide, read about push/pull factors, and discuss why Hershey built his factory in Derry Township.
Students identify productive resources and intermediate goods used to produce corn tortillas.  In this productive resources lesson, students listen to the book Tortilla Factory and classify resources used to make paper tacos.
Students define economics; Explain the importance and process of making economic choices and decisions; Identify the factors of Production; Determine the goal of entrepreneurship. Students identify and describe the difficulties associated with barter; Identify and describe the difficulties associated with barter; Explain why true self-sufficiency is rare; Identify the economic benefits of interdependence.
Fourth graders study economic terms. They place types of goods and wages on a sketch of a playground seesaw.
Second graders explore the basic concepts of economics through a puppet called Eco the Gecko.
High schoolers work together to define key terms related to Economics. They rotate between posters as they discover new terms. They discuss how economies function.
Students research communist and third-world economic systems and compare them to that of the United States. They asses the three types of economies and determine the impact of natural resources and arable land on a nation's economy.
Young scholars examine a report by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) covering an estimate of the level and growth of GDP in the U.S. In this economic data instructional activity, students find out what growth has taken place by reviewing the report which includes charts and graphs and then answering questions provided on an assessment and essay.
Students explore the root causes of inflation. In this economics lesson, students examine data about Gross Domestic Product (GDP) included in the lesson. Students also discuss inflation and unemployment statistics.    
Students examine the employment and unemployment rates for March 2010 as given by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In this economic data instructional activity, students review reports, determine changes from past reports, determine factors influencing change in rates and explain how the employment and unemployment rates have implications on everyone by completing an essay question provided.
Students examine The Employment Report from April 2010. In this economic data lesson, students review data provided and explore links to figure out the changes in U.S. employment and unemployment and what factors have influenced it by completing provided questions through assessment.
Students examine data over employment and unemployment rates from February 2010. In this economic data lesson plan, students review information, charts, and graphs provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and use the given data to answer provided multiple choice and essay questions.
Students examine the employment and unemployment rates from January 2010. In this economic data lesson, students review employment and unemployment rates and reports, determine changes from past reports and reviews, come up with factors that can help and hurt the rates by completing provided questions and interactive quizzes.
Seventh graders identify and explain the economic differences between the North and the South incorporating photographs and a Venn Diagram to interpret the two sides. They complete a KWL and T-chart to assist them with their task for the day.
Pupils 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.

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