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Banking 4: Multiplier effect And the money supply
In the context of a discussion about real wealth versus the representation of wealth (money), Sal explains the multiplier effect and how 1000 pieces of gold can become 2710 pieces of gold. Viewers will appreciate the annotations and easy-to-understand narration in this video.
As an introduction to the institution and function of banks in society, this video walks viewers through the concept of banking with colorful annotations and simplified narration. The lecture evolves naturally into a discussion about interest and investments, as well as identifying assets and liabilities. Social Studies and economics pupils will enjoy this straightforward and intuitive approach to modern banking.
Industrial Light and Magic
Young scholars investigate early mass production in various industries, and then create presentation posters outlining how a typical 19th-century factory, mill or refinery worked.
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.
Fourth Grade Social Studies
In this social studies worksheet, 4th graders complete multiple choice questions about the Constitution, natural resources, economics, and more. Students complete 25 multiple choice questions.
Labor Unions and Strikes
Teens explore economics by listening to a labor history lecture and an excerpt from Looking Backward, by Edward Bellamy. A detailed outline is provided for the lecture, along with follow up and assessment questions. In groups, they discuss how a theoretical situation might be governed in 1890 and in 1990. This is a though-provoking lesson that could be used seasonally around Labor Day.
Fort Wayne's Industrial Girls
Eighth graders explore what life was like for Fort Wayne's "industrial girls." In this industrialization lesson, 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. Students research the activism of the factory girls and share their findings with their classmates.
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. There are discussion questions, background information, a printable interview guide, and innovative extension ideas included.
A Day Like Any Other
Students examine and discuss current social and economic conditions in Russia. They read a story, apply the five themes of geography to Russia, analyze maps, complete a Venn diagram, and write journal responses.
Is Money Everything?
Students are introduced to the basics of economics: supply/demand, resources, labor, goods and services, etc. They design a new toy and complete a project that simulates the development of a toy business.
Accommodation or Activism
Students examine the philosophies of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Dubois. In this political instructional activity students analyze the philosophies of two prominent African Americans in history. They look to see who's strategy for equal economic and political rights for African Americas was more appropriate.
Wages, Earning Power, Profit, and Responsibility: International Lessons
Students participate in an interactive activity to determine where their clothers were made. They examine the lives of children from Latin America who harvest crops in the fields or manufacture apparel in factories.
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. Students describe the several parts of sectors of the U.S. economic system and explain how each is related to the others.
Global Wrap 11/18/08
Students examine the global economy. In this economics 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. Students examine the global economic crisis of 2008 as they conduct further research on the economies of selected nations.
Give and Take
Students read and discuss the article "In Gaza, a Prototype of Peace Via Trade", examine how economic pressures can affect political policy, and explain the significance of the opening of an Industrial Park in the Gaza Strip.
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. This is a three-week project and totally worth the time.
Track the Path of Coffee From Farm to Store Shelf
Students investigate the cultivation and marketing of coffee. In this global studies lesson, 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.
To War Or Not To War?
Seventh graders research the political, societal, and economic factors of World War I, World War II, and the 2001 war against terrorism. They participate in class discussions, write journal entries, and conduct Internet research. Students then complete a matrix on the three events and write a comparison of the three wars.
Students identify productive resources. In this economics lesson, students read the book Charlie Needs a Cloak and discuss productive resources the character used in the book. Students participate in a simulated factory production activity.
Eighth graders analyze primary source documents emphasizing young people in factory labor (mill workers during 1840-1860). They study hours of labor, ages of laborers, reasons for working, and working conditions. They write a poem or song.