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Students role-play Chamber of Commerce employees to inform visitors about local communities. They research local cities and write informative brochures. They examine the economics of trade and its impact on local communities.
The right money lesson plans can teach students about economics in an engaging way.
A critical discussion regarding the nature of Shinique Smith's second-hand clothing art is the foundation for the instructional 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. They listen to an NPR piece about the global economic impact of trade and relate it to Smith's artistic vision and social message. 
Students conduct research into the history of th Japanese rise to economic power. They use a variety of sources for information and engage in a variety of in class and out of class activities.
This 4-page worksheet on the industrial revolution asks over 40 questions on everything from economics to politics to inventions. It appears that this accompanies a specific reading; however, the corresponding text is not identified. You would want to use this as a reference, but without the correct reading, the assessment is questionable to use as is.
Students examine the changes in rural America in an economic sense. In groups, they research the problems rural areas face in the 21st century. They examine the economic policies in effect and how they help or hurt rural America.
Young scholars discuss and compare life in the South and life in the North during the American civil War. They compare factory management rules to plantation management rules during that period. A variety of assessment activities are completed.
Students examine the efforts of early American manufacturers to implement the factory system on a large-scale in the town of Lowell, Massachusetts. They examine the idealistic goals of the industrialists who financed and built the Lowell mills.
Learners investigate the indicators the Fed uses to determine the course of monetary policy. In this monetary policy lesson, students define economic indicators and the conditions they reflect and explain the three functions of the Federal Reserve System. Learners explain the use of monetary policy to affect the economy in this 45 page packet of activities.
Students develop an understanding of monetary policy. In this monetary policy lesson, students define economic indicators and specify the economic conditions they reflect. Students explain the three functions of the system and play a card game to review vocabulary associated with economic indicators.
Young scholars explore the concept of international trade. In this economics lesson, students read the 2 provided handouts about international trade and then discuss their content. 
Students explore the idealistic expectations of the industrialists who financed and built mills in Lowell, Massachusetts. They research how the expectations of Lowell mill founders compared to the reality of life in the textile mills for the young women who comprised the factory's principal work force.
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.
Eleventh graders discuss the working conditions that led to the Haymarket Affair, the Homestead Strike, and the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. They take a stand on sweatshops today, supported with evidence.
Students determine how the financial institutions of a market economy help channel savings to economic investment. They complete worksheets based on a teacher-led demonstration.
Students discover different economic systems. In this global economy lesson plan, students research the levels of economic activity, types of economies, maquiladoras and the differences between a free market economy and other systems. This lesson plan includes and article, overheads, and 2 activities.
Pupils explore the concepts of price and demand. In groups, pupils simulate the purchase and selling of land in Japan. They create a loan, and make decisions to buy or sell as the economic market fluctuates. Classmates discuss their decisions and analyze their results.
Learners take a closer look at comparative advantage. In this economics lesson, students discover details about opportunity cost, comparative advantage, and absolute advantage. Learners participate in a simulation that requires them to calculate comparative and absolute advantage as they engage in trade.
Learners investigate economic growth and standard of living. In this economics lesson, students investigate the GDP per capita and how it affects the economy. Learners differentiate nominal and real GDP.
Second graders identify the economic principles and processes that are helpful to producers and consumers when making good decisions. Students will read, comprehend, interpret, analyze, and evaluate literary text as well as explain how people get the economic resources needed to produce a product by describing how Maria and her family barter and trade their eggs for other resources to make chicken sancocho.

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