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The Ethics of Outsourcing to China
After viewing clips from a documentary on factory work in China and US outsourcing, learners have a fishbowl discussion. They work in groups to build both personal points of view and strong arguments on the effects of outsourcing in China. This lesson includes excellent resources and wonderful discussion questions intended to engage learners in building an economic and global perspective of US business overseas.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 62 Views 306 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Meet Kit: An American Girl
Young scholars explore economics by participating in a role-play activity. In this consumerism lesson, students identify the Great Depression, the cause of the financial collapse and the devastation it caused people their own age. Young scholars complete several worksheets about the era and role-play as a young girl who lived during the time.
3rd - 5th Math 3 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Factors of Production and Economic Decision-Making
Class members begin this engaging economics activity by listing all the resources used in the production of a car, and use that example to draw parallels to the four primary factors of production: capital goods, labor, natural resources, and entrepreneurship.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 40 Views 37 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Textile Industry and the Triangle Factory Fire
Students explore on-the-job safety during the Industrial Revolution. In this Industrial Revolution lesson, students research primary and secondary sources to analyze workplaces for women during the aforementioned historical era.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 58 Downloads
Comparing Economic Systems
How do people make decisions in a world where wants are unlimited, but resources are not? How do individuals and governments utilize scarce resources (human, natural, and capital) in different economic systems? Introduce your learners to the concept of economics with this lesson plan, and then guide them through a collaborative role-playing activity that will give them a better understanding of how, while all societies face the same economic questions, governments answer these questions differently through unique and varied economic systems.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 48 Views 41 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
College or Bust?
Based on a New York Times article, "The College Drop-Out Boom," participants in a fishbowl discussion formulate and express opinions about the correlation between level of education, career options, and economic mobility. Ample procedural details and discussion questions are provided in this resource from the Learning Network.
6th - 12th Language Arts 33 Views 436 Downloads
WHAT MAKES OUR BLUE JEANS BLUE?
Twelfth graders become aware of the environmental, social and economic issues related to the production of blue jeans. They explore the relationship between individual clothing choices as well as global issues. In addition, they summarize the conditions under which textile items are manufactured.
12th Science 3 Views 50 Downloads
Fort Wayne's Industrial Girls
Eighth graders explore what life was like for Fort Wayne's "industrial girls." In this industrialization instructional activity, 8th graders discuss the conditions that the Indiana factory girls worked in as well as their backgrounds. Students also investigate health risks, gender bias, and the long hours the girls worked.
8th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Tis the Season
What happens to seasonal manufacturing in the off-season? Scholars examine this peak production phenomenon and interview local businesspeople to learn more about the effects. Watch the five-minute video to introduce the lesson; it is a case study on a Peeps factory and exemplifies the concepts in a clear and concise way.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Global Wrap 11/18/08
Students examine the global economy. In this economics instructional activity, students participate in reading and research activities about gross domestic product, consumer prices, inflation, consumer price index, industrial production, and unemployment rates in the global marketplace.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 77 Downloads
Help your class understand the free enterprise system by developing a content specific vocabulary and engaging in a role play excercise. They make products to sell in a fictitious factory they create as a way to earn money for a charity.They make posters for their sale and take turns selling their goods in front of the class.
1st - 3rd Social Studies & History 15 Views 45 Downloads
Track the Path of Coffee From Farm to Store Shelf
Students investigate the cultivation and marketing of coffee. In this global studies instructional activity, students consider the connections of the 21st century world as they explore how coffee makes it from farms to their homes. Students consider the economic impact of the food chain as well as the workers in developing countries.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 16 Downloads
Little House In the Big Woods
Students explore economics by reading classic literature with their classmates. In this farm production lesson plan, students read the famous story Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Students complete handouts based upon farm resources, inputs, outputs and natural resources mentioned in the story.
5th - 7th Language Arts 6 Views 27 Downloads
Ninth graders explore the concept of urbanization. In this urbanization lesson plan, 9th graders analyze a case study regarding the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain. Students research of the impact of the revolution on economic development, population growth, and environmental change in Great Britain.
9th Social Studies & History 13 Views 66 Downloads
Lebron James, The Cavaliers, and Derived Demand
Can a professional athlete affect local economics? According to the philosophy of utilitarianism, it can. Learners examine the connection between Lebron James's choice to move to the Miami Heat and the affect his choice had on local economics.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 17 Downloads