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Made In Mexico
Second graders engage in a literature study that highlights the making of guitars in Mexico. They strengthen reading comprehension skills by using the illustrations to help derive meaning from the text. The students discuss the economic principles mentioned in the book.
2nd English Language Arts
Economic Health Indicators: GDP and CPI Worksheet
Examine the nation's economic health using this GDP and CPI worksheet, which features helpful graphic depictions of complex concepts. The first 2 pages include 17 short-answer questions intended to guide reading from a text (not included). Concepts include macroeconomics, functions and calculations of both GDP and CPI, and net exports.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
How To Make An Apple Pie And See The World
Third graders investigate the concept of economics by engaging in a literature study using a children's book. They conduct a literature search looking for the history and development of business and other financial institutions. They also construct a simple map and explain its parts.
3rd English Language Arts
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 CCSS: Adaptable
Banking 18: Big Picture Discussion
Sal further ponders the meaning of wealth in this video, which explores the values of gold, land, and money. Touching on Adam's Smith's definition of wealth, the presentation discusses the philosophy of utility and what different media of wealth are truly worth in an explanation about inflation.
14 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math
Charlie Needs a Cloak
Second graders receive a piece of wool yarn. They describe the yarn's color, size, texture, and shape. Students use magnifying lenses to observe the yarn. They read the book "Charlie Needs a Cloak." Students use "production verb cards to think about the steps Charlie followed to produce his red cloak.
2nd English Language Arts
Read a narrative describing various types of trade restrictions, and then engage in a debate about a new tariff. Critical thinkers will evaluate arguments to determine who benefits and who is hurt by the new tariff. Consider assigning each learner a side to argue for.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Industrialization and mechanization of products such as cars have deeply affected the US economy. The class discusses the affects of Ford's assembly line production of automobiles. They watch a video, fill out worksheets, and investigate a series of websites.
10th - 11th Social Studies & History
A Mock Town Meeting on a Proposed Tank Farm
Intended as a follow up to the Protecting Your Drinking Water activity, young environmentalists use their assessment of the a hypothetical town's water supply to debate the installation of underground chemical storage tanks. With the class broken up into five special interest groups, students share their group's thoughts and concerns about the expansion of a local factory as they weigh the pros and cons for the community as a whole.
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Great Paper Airplane Factory
Students investigate the economics of starting a business in this series of lessons. They role play parts of a business organization that sells paper airplanes making decisions based on calculations to make the most profitable organization.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
Centuries of Economic Growth: From Feathers to Robotics
Learners read scenarios about the production of Bibles over five historical time periods. Working in small groups, students create skits and develop a retrieval chart that is used to analyze factors that impact economic growth.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Economics of a Cupcake Factory
Sal is starting a cupcake factory and walks learners through the cost and profit calculations necessary to any new business. He uses simple numbers for the start-up costs, overhead, product price, and cost per cupcake. Sal writes out the revenue formula and calculates revenue in both an optimistic scenario (100% utility) and a break-even scenario.
11 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
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
Lesson: Looking Closer: The Artwork of Shinique Smith
A critical discussion regarding the nature of Shinique Smith's second-hand clothing art is the foundation for the activity. Critical thinkers fully analyze the meaning behind her work, taking close consideration of where the clothing came from and where it will end up.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Fashion and Gender Roles
What do the fashions of an era say about the values and gender roles of that era? Expert groups examine primary source documents and fashion visuals of the 1900s, 1920s, 1940s, and 1950s and consider how these fashions reflect economic and societal influences.
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Students listen to the book Tortilla Factory to identify the productive resources and intermediate goods used to produce tortillas. For this elementary economics lesson, students produce their own paper taco following the process demonstrated by the teacher and classify the resources used to produce their paper tacos.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History