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Liberty and Security in Contemporary China
Upper graders consider contemporary Chinese economics, political viewpoints, and government. This unit covers a span of several class periods or six days, and engages learners in a variety of skills based activities. They conduct Internet reasearch, engage in discussion groups, create essay outlines, present multimedia presentations, and synthesize and evaluate informational resource.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
Introduction To The European Union
A lot happened to European economics, policy, and social systems after WWII. This 24 page social studies packet provides images, reading passages, comprehension questions, and critical thinking questions regarding all things Europe from 1945-1980.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History
The Economy and Consumer Confidence
Reflect on the importance of banks in the current economic condition of the United States. High schoolers will explore the history of banking and money so that they can complete the numerous activities centered around that subject. Each group will participate in interactive activities to better understand consumer concepts.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
People and Places in the North and South
Students analyze and discuss photographs, census information and other primary sources in an exploration of how socio-economic issues in the North and South affected the lives of ordinary Americans in the years leading up to the Civil War.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Child Labor in America
Young scholars investigate child labor during the Great Depression. In this US policy lesson, students evaluate multiple layers of the social, economic, and political affects of policy during the Great Depression. Young scholars will engage in 5 different activities, each building on the other to assist them in understanding the conditions and concepts of child labor in the US.
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
What is the Importance of Developing Job Skills?
Financial literacy is the way to teach! The class works in small groups to discover the relationship between education and income level. They use their math and problem-solving skills to complete two different activities. They work out a team budget, then work through a scenario based budgeting game.
7th - 8th Math
Lyddie: An Instructional Unit Resource Guide
Katherine Paterson’s young adult novel Lyddie is the foundation of a differentiated instruction unit that not only explores the rise of industrialization and labor but women’s rights issues as well. The resource links, list of activities, assessment tools, and template for planning modifications make this a powerful teacher resource.
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Joe McCarthy and the Red Scare
In the 1950s, how did the Red Scare and the actions of Senator Joseph McCarthy affect the American people? Your young historians will analyze primary source documents on the Red Scare, participate in a "find the Communist" simulation, and role play as a special interest group that must determine whether Joseph McCarthy should be reelected to office.
11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Market Basket SMART/ActivInspire Lesson Plan
This isn't your average lesson plan on inflation! Your learners will tackle these terms armed with detailed worksheets and exciting activities, from role play and an interactive PowerPoint presentation to designing their very own podcast on consumers, goods and services, and inflation rate.
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
New Review Reconstruction After the Civil War
Learners draw an interesting parallel between Reconstruction after the Civil War and a child moving out from home in this lesson plan. They discuss the effect of the war on the Southern economy and region, and then engage in a simulation as a joint committee tasked with coming up with a plan for reconstructing the southern states and bringing them back to the Union.
5th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Barbie in the Labor Force
How have the women's share of the labor force and chosen occupations evolved in the United States over the last century? Using census reports, graphs detailing the gender makeup of the labor force, and analysis of the careers of Barbie dolls at various points in time, your learners will examine the occupations that women have held historically and consider the need for their presence in more diverse fields, such as computer science and physics.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Cupcake Economics 2
The continuation of the lecture regarding a cupcake business. Sal gives some very clear and relevant examples of the costs and profits within the different circumstances that may occur. He references an excel spreadsheet that is available to download and can be used by students to show the range of outcomes with different pricing and sales.
12 mins 9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Early 19c Industrialization in America: The Market Revolution
Posing a question about the effects of American Industrialization, this presentation provides viewers with a comprehensive look at the 19th century. From the "Lowell Girls" to the Iron Horse, these slides would be an excellent supplement to your unit on the Industrial Revolution in America.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Counting on Cooperatives
Students are introduced to the study of economics, including an introduction to basic business types and systems. They investigate about international, national and California history as they take a historical tour of cooperatives and how they have evolved into the business structures that exist today.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History
Honors Introduction to Economics Unit-1 Study Guide
Here are 27 concepts and five graphs for learners to consider as they study for their first economics exam. The topics cover typical introductory concepts and may be useful for any economics class, even those without the corresponding textbook.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History